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Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Mark Warner, Bob McDonnell promote new social media tool in schools

Who says bipartianship is dead?

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and Sen. Mark Warner (D) joined forces Thursday to tout a new program in Virginia schools that encourages students to use social media safely and responsibly.
((Michaele White, Governor’s Photographer))

McDonnell and Warner shared a few laughs at a news conference before retreating to the governor’s office upstairs to chat -- and chat. They chatted so long that Warner and McDonnell were both late for their separate lunches.

Look at that. The state’s two most popular politicians may even like each other.

The program, My Digital Life, offers 3.5-hour course for students in the eighth and ninth grades to learn about everything from good texting practices to online research.

My Digital Life is a partnership between technology company Neustar and digital education platform provider EverFi, which will provide the program at no cost to the schools. It is valued at least $1 million.

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