When this high school banned cellphone use, it saw remarkable changes

Parents are reporting that the positive behavioral changes extend beyond the classroom and into the home. Family dinners are more engaging. Conversations are more frequent.



September 27, 2022 - 2:34 PM


FORT WORTH, Texas — There’s something noticeably different at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth this year.

It’s not new uniforms or facilities. It’s the absence of something that accounts for what principal Oscar Ortiz calls a remarkable cultural shift.

There are no cellphones in use during the school day.

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