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ALBERTA TEACHER’S ASSOCIATION PASSES MOTION IN SUPPORT OF RESTRICTING CELLPHONES IN CLASS

May 19, 2024
CityNews Calgary

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The Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) passed a motion Saturday in support of restricting smartphones in classrooms during instructional time.

It happened during the ATA’s annual general meeting at a downtown Calgary hotel.

This comes as several jurisdictions have restrictions on the use of cellphones in schools.

Those include the provinces of British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario, and countries such as Belgium, Spain and the United Kingdom. U.S. states with restrictions include Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont.

The Alberta government launched an online survey to gather more information on cellphone use in schools, which ended on May 3

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