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Children and Technology; New Qualifications; Air Force Cadets in Trouble; Steiner Schools: It’s Required Readings!

Happy Thursday! It’s time for another set of Required Readings – just the thing to help you through those long, boring summer holidays.



The British Communications Watchdog announces the somewhat predictable results of a study into how levels of digital device proficiency compare between children and adults.
The first of Scotland’s new school qualifications are awarded after the fraught and controversial introduction of a new nationwide curriculum.
The US Air Force Academy has instigated an investigation into the behaviour of some of its cadet athletes after a high number of sexual assault accusations.
A major news investigation into private Steiner Waldorf schools raises questions of institutional racism and questionable teaching methods. Surprise, surprise.


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Alasdair is a high school English teacher in Scotland. He's a passionate skeptic and science fan, which is why he runs a discussion club for young skeptics in his school. He loves space and astronomy more than pretty much anything and is studying for a physics degree in his spare time in order to become qualified to teach science.

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