Schools sign on to social media

Websites, tweets starting to replace 'take-home newsletter'


The Internet and social media play large roles in today's society, with millions of users active on such sites as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

With nearly 1.4 billion Facebook users and 284 million Twitter users worldwide, more educators are utilizing the benefits of social media within school systems.

Local schools including Sidney High School and Peetz Plateau School have taken to Facebook and Twitter to share what goes on in and out of school.

The technology director and teacher at Peetz Plateau School, Leslie Raffelson, said its social media sites are about gettin...

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