Chicago Public Schools to allow YouTube in the classroom

02/2/2012 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Officials with Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday lifted a ban on the use of YouTube in district classrooms. The ban was enacted to address concerns over the appropriate use of the Internet in schools, but many educators -- along with a group that is helping the district plan a longer school day -- want officials to allow the use of the site for academic purposes. CPS officials said a new filter will ensure responsible use of the Internet.

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