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Facebook and Md. schools partner to combat bullying

Facebook and Maryland's school systems will pilot an initiative next year that should help make it easier to have offensive or hurtful language on the social media site taken down.

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Florida board approves use of social media by staff, students

The Flagler County School Board north of Daytona Beach, Fla., unanimously approved changes to the district’s technology policies, which now give students and employees a green light to use social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video-sharing, cloud services, and more.

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California district hires online monitoring firm to watch 13,000 students

Geo Listening has been contracted by the Glendale USD in north Los Angeles to monitor social media activities of the district's middle and high schoolers. They will be looking for subjects related to depression, despair, online bullying, hate speech, or other words or phrases that may indicate health issues or possible violation of school codes of conduct.

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Isle of Wight students face new tech restrictions this year

This year, students at Isle of Wight schools in Virginia are finding that their access to games, social media, and instant messaging is more restricted, while teachers are getting more training on how to use digital technology in class.

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Calif. school district monitoring students' social media activity

The social media sites of all 13,000 students in Glendale, Calif.'s middle and high schools are being monitored. School officials hired a company called Geo Listening to track students' online posts daily with the goal to intervene when students discuss suicide, bullying, violence, or substance abuse.

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TeacherCare Online empowers parents with free online social portal

TeacherCare, which matches parents with qualified teachers and child development specialists for learning-centered childcare, is extending its brick-and-mortar business with TeacherCare Online. The new offering focuses on connecting education-minded parents with teachers for in-home childcare, tutoring, and lessons.

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15 Sacramento-area schools flagged for possible state test cheating

California education officials have flagged 242 schools statewide, including 15 in the Sacramento area, for possible cheating concerns because their students shared test-related photos on social media.

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Five best practices to follow when using Facebook with students

Covering such topics as friending, groups, pages, roles, and account type, Lisa Nielsen offers five tips for maintaining a safe, fun, and successful class Facebook page.

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Firing of gay teacher who got married sparks controversy

The firing of a gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Glendora after he married his partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper has sparked an online petition.

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Illinois school district develop new rules for social media

School districts and those who work in them are finding social media sites — like Facebook, Twitter and others — as useful ways to communicate with parents and community members.

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