Texting initiative shows signs of helping students

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cellphone technology, such as texting, has opened instant communication doors for all of us – sometimes to the point of distracting us from our other pursuits and becoming an annoyance.

However, early findings from an initiative involving higher education institutions in West Virginia suggest that the technology may be useful in helping keep prospective college students and those already in college on track and perhaps help them graduate earlier.

That’s promising news for a state that has one of the lowest percentage of college-educated adults in the country and is striving to boost that number significantly in the years ahead.

The initiative is a special texting program…

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