MERC Publications

Document Type

Research Report

Original Publication Date


Date of Submission

August 2022


This MERC research brief explores the following questions:

What are examples of district-level cell phone policies? What are the arguments and evidence for and against restrictive cell phone policies? What are the legal issues connected to student cell phone use?

Recommended Citation

Senechal, J. (2022). Cell Phones and Schools: A MERC Research Brief. Richmond, VA: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium.

Is Part Of

VCU MERC Publications



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