A school principal from Washington, D.C. is challenging her students to spend one day a week this summer without using any electronic devices, and is promising a reward of $100 — of her own money — for each student that completes the challenge.
“I really want the kids not mindlessly grabbing for the phone, but thinking about whether or not the phone … is going to be their source of entertainment,” Diana Smith, principal of the Washington Latin Public Charter School told ABC News.
Diana Smith is the Principal at Washington Latin Public Charter School in DC, and to help her students combat the pull of technology, she issued a challenge. Dana & Jayson had the chance to speak with her and found out what prompted her to put her money where her mouth is, and along the way, we find out if she has any advice for Jayson. He’s totally getting detention.
NO TECH CHALLENGE: Principal to pay students to stay off electronics over summer
POSTED: JUN 13 2017 11:55AM EDT
WASHINGTON – A D.C. charter school principal is reaching into her own pocket to try and get her students to put down their electronics this summer.
Diana Smith, principal at the Washington Latin Public Charter School, is paying kids $100 if they can turn off of their electronic devices every Tuesday from now until school starts again in August. READ MORE
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