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Virginia to limit or ban cell phones in public schools

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has issued an executive order to limit or ban cell phone use for roughly 1.2 million public school students, in what he described as a response to mental health issues and academic underachievement among adolescents. The order, issued on Tuesday, directs the Virginia Department of Education to create procedures that would restrict cell phone use during instructional time, such as pouches or dedicated cell phone lockers. Education officials will consider excepti...

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