Newark school uses pouches that lock cell phones
KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy (NCA) purchased 450 pouches and began using them in September for all freshman and sophomore students. Chris Bonner, NCA's director of campus operations, said the cellphones became a classroom distraction last year and students were showing up late to class when they stopped to text in the hallway.
"We want to make sure the academic environment is as sterile as possible so the kids are focused on the reasons why we open the doors for them,'' Bonner said.
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