Revisiting Cell Phone Bans in Schools — THE Journal

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Twenty-four percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones altogether, and 62 percent allow phones on school grounds but ban them in the classroom, according to the most recent national data available. But it’s about time for those schools to rethink those bans, said Kevin M. Thomas, assistant professor of education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, who spoke at the 67th ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit in Philadelphia this weekend.

“We are at a crossroads,” Thomas said to an overflow crowd at his Sunday afternoon session, “Using Cellphones in the Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Classroom.” “We have to decide if we are going to continue to ban cell phones, and we have to weigh the balance between pros and cons.”

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