Research + News | Topic: Academic Performance

The 21% Of American Teens Without Reliable Broadband Are Being Left Behind

The president and CEO of the National 4-H Council explains why it’s vital that we ensure all adolescents have access to high-speed internet. Read the article here.

4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven’t Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed

With most schools closed nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic, a national poll of young people ages 13 to 17 suggests distance learning has been far from a universal substitute. Read the article here.

Teenagers Glued To Screens Skipping Meals, Sleep And Homework

Teenagers are skipping meals, sleep and doing their homework to spend more time online, according to a new report which asked young people themselves how their time on the internet affected their lives. Read the article here.

Quitting Facebook Can Lead to Higher Grades For Teens

Study suggests that struggling students can considerably improve their grades by spending less time on social media. Read the article here.

Further Evidence Bedtime Social Media Use Is Harming Teenagers

A new UK study shows that teenagers who spend 3 or more hours engaging in social media are much more likely to sleep late and to have night awakenings, among other poor sleep habits. Read the article here.

It’s Ridiculously Easy For Kids To Cheat Now

Because homework-help apps and sites can either give students all the answers or provide much-needed support, parents need to make sure kids are using these tools properly. Read the article here.

Kids Go Online Rather Than Ask Parents For Homework Help

A new survey from computer and smartphone maker Lenovo shows that pretty much all around the world, technology trumps parental intervention when it comes to helping kids with homework. Read the article here.

What If Instead Of Taking The SAT You Got To Play A Video Game?

L.A.-based startup Imbellus plans to upset the SAT and ACT’s monopoly with a test it says accurately gauges critical thinking. Read the article here.

Nearly One-In-Five Teens Can’t Always Finish Their Homework Because Of The Digital Divide

Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. Read the article here.

Is Technology Going Too Far In Measuring Student Performance?

In thousands of schools across the country, students are strapping on heart monitors and being judged by the rate of their pulse. Read the article here.