By: Alex Hernandez, EdSurge, May 7, 2015
Citing the numbers from Pew Research Center about how one in five Americans is dependent on their smartphone for Internet access, this EdSurge article draws the connection between equity in K–12 education and the availability of mobile access.
Since a higher percentage of low-income families are smartphone dependent, it’s critical that schools and districts provide information and services through mobile apps. Not only that: research indicates that when schools regularly keep in touch with parents through mobile and text messaging, parent engagement increases and dropout rates decrease.
EdSurge also points out that two-thirds of SchoolMint’s families use its mobile app.