Could endless hours spent in front of computer and phone screens be reducing kids’ attention spans? Teachers think so, according to two new studies. Also, a new book suggests that character -- not performance on standardized tests -- is a greater predictor of a child's success in life. Host Ryan Warner talks about all of this with CPR's education reporter Jenny Brundin. 

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