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Are there actual cases of school libraries refusing to lend books to children that are outside their determined reading level?

In the article Three Myths About “Reading Levels” (Feb 28, 2017) published by Psychology Today, it is asserted (emphasis mine): Unfortunately, though, the ubiquity and precision with which these ...
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Did Johann Wolfgang von Goethe invent a speed-reading technique?

I came across a mentioning of a speed-reading method devised by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) in the (delightful) German novel Risiko (DE, EN) by Steffen Kopetztky. Goethe has a similar ...
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Do you understand (reading comprehension) more from reading on paper than on screen?

TL;DR: Please see the question title above for the question. All of the following is optional. Source: ... The Science of Paper versus Screens, 2013 April 11, by Ferris Jabr, Scientific American [...
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Are scary fairy tales beneficial for children's psychological development?

There seems to be a popular claim amongst psychiatrists that scary, cruel and other ethically questionable traditional fairy tales are beneficial for the development of a child's mind. People ...
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Does the 7speedreading software allow people to read over three times as fast?

7speedreading provides speed-reading software that claims: You Will Read 3.471 Times Faster, With Full Comprehension. Or We'll Not Only Refund Your Investment… We'll PAY You $50. All you need ...