The Granite, Utah, school district is considering a new social-networking policy that would forbid employees from fraternizing with students online, including being Facebook friends, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. But the new policy also would allow teachers and schools to create online forums to engage students for educational purposes. The rules would be among the first of their kind in Utah, where most school districts have relied on general guidelines that teachers act as role models and not have inappropriate contact with students. Carol Lear, a State Office of Education attorney and executive secretary of the Utah Professional Practices Advisory...

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