computer school1 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/18/13) - The Kentucky Dataseam Initiative has been successfully working with districts all over the state, including Owensboro Public Schools, to provide their schools with new Apple computers in exchange for research capability for the University of Louisville’s Brown Cancer.
 
Since 2006, the program has placed 167 Kentucky schools with 176,000 new Apple devices. They have also given out $1.8 million in college scholarships. The program works with cancer researchers from the University of Louisville, and currently discovered over 30 potential drugs to aid cancer patients, according to the Dataseam website.
 
DCPS proposed a plan at Tuesday’s Board of Education luncheon to try to implement the program into several of their schools. Tony Sparks pitched the idea saying that the initiative would aid with research using the school’s networking power and extra technology processing to analyze data, but it will also benefit students and teachers in the district, as well.
 
“We need additional resource devices in some buildings,” Sparks said.
 
Some board members voiced concerns saying that the network would breach the confidentiality of the students, but Sparks insists that this would not be a problem. Finances for the project were not thoroughly discussed but Sparks says that there are left-over funds that could be used. The idea will be discussed in more detail and voted upon in an upcoming meeting.
 
The next DCPS Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m.
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Highland to Host Leadership Day

OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/17/15) — Highland Elementary School is hosting a special event titled "We're All A Buzz For… Read More

Webster County Traffic Advisory

WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (4/17/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along a work… Read More
1 DOW 17,826.30
-279.47 (-1.54%)    
2 S&P 2,081.18
-23.81 (-1.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,931.81
-75.98 (-1.52%)    

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6178

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4921

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 4868

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 16, 2015 3360

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 18, 2015 3354

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10059

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8446

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 4868

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 3354

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 1183

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 1140

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1031

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 922

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 880

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 17, 2015 855

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 567

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics
April 17, 2015 550

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News