Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best.
Despite all that activity, across 39 states, only 45 percent of high schools teach computer science. And students receiving free and reduced-price lunch and those from rural areas are less likely to have access to those courses, the report found.
Four U.S. states tried to restrict cellphone use in schools last year, but met with little success.
The Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona is just the latest to fall victim to a cybersecurity attack so disruptive it forced schools to close.
The law is one of the few state state-level policies taking responsibility for the growing online threat.
Less than half - 41 percent - of teenagers get their news from a print or online newspaper at least three times a week. And only 37 percent turn to TV news at least a few times a week.
The NSF's "Last Days of Summer STEM Bucket List" includes a wide range of on- and offline learning tools aiming to help children build their identities as budding scientists.
Teaching students to communicate with intelligent machines, moving from coding to computational thinking, and asking better questions before purchasing tech are top priorities.
The report found that roughly a third of middle and high schools reported disciplinary problems stemming from cyberbullying at least once a week or daily.
Companies that make the special lenses and some eye-doctors suggest blue light glasses are a good back-to-school purchase, but some experts are skeptical.