Some Canadian schools lift ban on handheld devices

Schools in Toronto, Ontario, have lifted a ban on handheld technology, allowing students to bring smartphones, iPods and other devices to class. Officials say they lifted the ban to allow teachers to use the technology in the classroom, helping them engage students in lessons. However, many students did not notice the new policy, officials say, because they had been breaking the previous rules and sneaking devices into school.

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