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Cellphone Policies in Schools, Explained

By Lauraine Langreo & Kaylee Domzalski — May 21, 2024 2:04
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Schools and districts are using a wide range of approaches to tackle challenges brought on by students’ cellphones.

Here, Education Week reporter Lauraine Langreo explains the different ways schools are addressing cellphone use, and the factors educators must weigh before adopting or changing the rules.

A cell phone sits on a student's desk during a 9th grade honors English class at Bel Air High School in Bel Air, Md., on Jan. 25, 2024.
A cellphone sits on a student's desk during a 9th grade honors English class at Bel Air High School in Bel Air, Md., on Jan. 25, 2024. The policies that districts and schools use to manage the use of cellphones during the school day vary widely.
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Lauraine Langreo is an Education Week staff writer, covering education technology and learning environments.
Kaylee Domzalski is a video producer for Education Week, telling meaningful stories that impact the field.

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