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Metro Nashville Public Schools To Lift Social Media Ban

Metro Nashville Public Schools To Lift Social Media Ban

CREATED Mar 10, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - Metro Nashville Public schools are planning to lift a ban on social media, and will hold a public meeting Monday night to get feedback.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Metro Nashville Public Schools Central Administration Building.

Students wanting to access sites such as Twitter and YouTube won't be blocked much longer. In addition, teachers will start incorporating more social media into classroom lessons next year.

The change comes as Metro Nashville Schools plan to have a new "digital literacy curriculum" next year which includes all subjects and grade levels.

Kecia Ray, the district's executive director of learning technology, said "you can't teach what you can't access."

Some sites, including Facebook and Instagram, will still be blocked.

Ray said the change will be phased in beginning with high schools.

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