Palm Beach County, Fla., school officials say it's time to consider lifting a ban on student cell phones to take advantage of new technologies and boost achievement, reports the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida. A 2004 state law allows students to take wireless devices to school, but local school board policy says they must be turned off and tucked away in pockets and backpacks while in class, on buses, and at school events. While these rules help protect children from cyber-bullying and prevent high-tech cheating, they are also out of touch with today's world of instant communication and contrary to federal...

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