As new cell phone policy debuts, some Bronx students wait and watch
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At the Walton Education Complex in the Bronx, the green truck known for holding onto student cell phones still reigns supreme — for now.

As the ban on student cell phones in school buildings lifted Monday, a number of schools with metal detectors offered their students free cell-phone storage for the first time. But students at the five schools that share the Walton campus said they would be waiting a while to see how the new system worked before handing over their prized iPhones or Androids.

“I thought we would put the green truck out of business, but we’re not,” Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Principal Jerrod Mabry said.

Not yet, at least. Mabry said he was enthusiastic about the end of the ban, which he described as a chance to start conversations about cyberbullying and how to use cell phones as research tools. Still, he was surprised that only one in four of his students handed in the contract they needed to…………… continues on Chalkbeat Colorado

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Dept. of Education ends cell phone ban in NYC schools
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BY Edgar Sandoval , Dale Eisinger , Reuven Blau

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Published: Monday, March 2, 2015, 8:15 PM

Updated: Monday, March 2, 2015, 8:19 PM

Todd Maisel/New York Daily News City students will now be able to bring their cell phones to school.

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