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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools will reportedly remove Internet filters that block social media websites Facebook and Twitter after spring break.

GCS Chief of Staff Nora Carr tells the Greensboro News & Record school officials are “trying to provide some structure around what’s already happening.”

Carr is referring to the rapidly-growing use of social media across the globe, especially in fields like marketing.

School staff currently have to “jump through hoops” to use such sites, the News & Record reports.  Teachers are required to complete special forms, making it hard for them to implement the sites in classroom lessons or update school Facebook pages.

In addition, GCS Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green wants the district to do better in communicating with parents and the community, the News & Record reports.  According to the paper, Green has a new strategic plan that includes goals to further utilize social media and mobile apps.

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