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Screen time can delay young kids’ development: study

Too much time spent watching TV and playing computer games can hold back the development of young children, new research suggests. A study of 2400 Canadian children found more screen time was linked to lower scores in ‘milestone’ tests of ...

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This week in world school news

Elsewhere in school news this week… Second lady’s school riles Gaga Karen Pence, wife of US Vice-President Mike Pence was, up until now, a seemingly typical Midwestern woman. She taught, she painted, and she advocated for art therapy. She even tried her hand ...

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A popular classroom app’s ‘disturbing implications’

There’s nothing sinister about cute monster avatars, right? Wrong, say University of South Australia researchers. They evaluated the cartoon critter-laden classroom app, ClassDojo, and reached a worrisome conclusion, namely, that it ‘promotes controlling techniques of discipline and governance, rather than ...

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