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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4205

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3540

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3371

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2930

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2844

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15606

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8503

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 1860

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1584

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1532

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 991

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 972

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 800

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 627

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 534

Outstanding Students at MCC Recognized

by Joyce Riggs
May 04, 2015 464

Muhlenberg Christens Supreme Sports Complex

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News