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Social media use on the rise among central Wisconsin schools

Districts starting to use Facebook, Twitter to communicate with students, parents about local events, activities

8:53 PM, Aug. 23, 2013
The Wisconsin Rapids East Junior High School Facebook page is just one of the many ways that social media has permeated central Wisconsin school districts.
The Wisconsin Rapids East Junior High School Facebook page is just one of the many ways that social media has permeated central Wisconsin school districts.
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With many students and parents joining social media networks, some central Wisconsin schools are embracing the technology, using it to communicate with students, parents and district residents.

In the Wisconsin Rapids area, where many law enforcement agencies have fully embraced social media, school officials are exploring the concept at a district level, although individual schools, as well as extra-curricular clubs, organizations and sports programs already have their own pages on such sites as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, said Phillip Bickelhaupt, the district's ...

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