Why Do Low-Income Students Depend on Smartphones?

Why Do Low-Income Students Depend on Smartphones?

To be successful today, you have to be connected. We take internet connection for granted when we’re surrounded by our phones, computers, and tablets, but the truth is that internet access isn’t readily available to everyone. One reason is cost: paying for a computer, internet service, and a phone adds up quickly. Owning a smartphone […]

Health Education by Text Message: Results from Peer Health Exchange

Health Education by Text Message: Results from Peer Health Exchange

By now, you know that text messaging is a powerful way to reach students. Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is one of the latest organizations to experience the increased engagement of a text messaging program. PHE is a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality health education to students at high-need schools. Lisa Flynn and Anthony Sawyer from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School […]

In the News: Dual Enrollment Wins Big in Congress

In the News: Dual Enrollment Wins Big in Congress

Connect students to college credits There have been a lot of exciting developments in education so far this year! One area that’s been exploding recently is dual (or concurrent) enrollment. Dual enrollment programs help high school students earn college credit while they’re still in high school. It’s a powerful way for students to nudge students toward an affordable higher education degree. The […]