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Clark County (Nev.) board adopts bring-your-own-device policy

The Clark County (Nev.) School Board has voted to allow students to bring their own laptops, smartphones and tablet computers to campus starting next year. The Las Vegas Sun says the board's decision to adopt a "bring your own device" (BYOD) position reverses a district technology policy that had banned "cellphones, pagers/beepers or other similar electronic devices" from campuses. The new rules state that during the school day, students may use devices only with the approval of the principal. Students must use the district's wi-fi networks to connect to the Internet, and they may not use their digital devices to interfere or disrupt the classroom, access websites that aren't relevant to the curriculum or engage in commercial activities.

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