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Students Cannot Get Off Their Phones

Schools have had enough

When students returned to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, educators quickly saw a change in their cellphone habits. More than ever, they were glued to the devices during class — posting on social media, searching YouTube, texting friends.

So this year, schools in Ohio, Colorado, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California and others banned the devices in class to curb student obsession, learning disruption, disciplinary incidents and mental health worries.

"We basically said, 'This has got to stop,'" said Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli. "We've got academic issues that are not going to be fixed … if our students continue to sit on their phones."

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Washington Post.

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