Research + News | Topic: Education
Oct 26, 2018
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.
Aug 24, 2018
France Bans Smartphones In Schools
Under new legislation, French students will be prohibited from using smartphones and tablets while at school. Read the article here.
Apr 3, 2018
Google Is Equipping More Rural School Buses With Wi-Fi And Chromebooks
Providing students with dependable Wi-Fi before and after school is a boon for those who might lack broadband internet at home, giving them two opportunities daily to complete assignments or study for exams while on the bus. Read the article here.
Jan 10, 2018
A&E ‘Undercover High’ Reveals How Cell Phones Destroy Education
What is it about the cell phone addiction that makes kids push back so ferociously at the suggestion that they put down their phones in order to pay attention in class (or interact with family members at dinner)? Read the article here.
Jul 13, 2017
Teenagers Are As Sedentary As 60-Year-Olds By Age 19
Researchers wonder whether teens’ increasing inactivity has to do with how the school day is structured and the increasing number of screens in our modern world. Read the article here.
Jan 5, 2017
Worried About Screen Time? Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone
Should we be surprised that 2- and 3-year-olds learn better from a real person than from a screen? Read the article here.
Apr 7, 2016
Social Media Holds Weight in College Admissions
College admissions counselors are checking the social media accounts of applicants. Sometimes what they find positively impacts the applicant, but often the impact is negative.
Read the full article here.
Jul 20, 2015
The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom
Some teachers and professors are rethinking allowing laptops and other electronics in the classroom. Read the article here.
Jun 4, 2015
Teens Search Internet for Healthy Living Advice for ‘Surprising’ Reasons
One in three teens say they have changed a health-related behavior based on information they found online. Read the article here.
Apr 21, 2015
Prom Enters Digital Age: Girls Must Email Selfies to School for Dress Approval
One schools efforts to stop girls from showing up to prom in inappropriate dresses is to send selfie pics of their dress for approval. Read the story here.