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NYC school forced to boot cellphone-happy students off Wi-Fi

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 14, 2016 at 10:51 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Administrators at one of New York City's most selective public high schools say students are overloading the school's Wi-Fi by accessing YouTube and Snapchat on their phones.

The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1J48q3s ) that the Bronx High School of Science is booting students off the school's network.

Cellphones were officially banned in city schools until last year. Many students smuggled phones into school while the ban was in effect, but use of the devices has increased since the rules were changed.

Bronx Science principal Jean Donahue says her school's network has been struggling under an increasingly technology-heavy curriculum. She says the city Department of Education is working with the school to increase its broadband capacity.

She says student cellphone use doesn't help.

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