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August 27, 2014

Laptop Note-Taking: External Brain-Booster or Memory Drain?

Students write less but remember more concepts when they take notes by hand, a new study finds.

August 21, 2014

Homework Clouds Students' Summer Vacation

Some students are spending increased amounts of time on homework over the summer. Does it make a difference?

June 24, 2014

San Diego to Launch Homework Help Program at City Libraries

The new program will create homework help centers, staffed by a learning coordinator and volunteers, at 18 library branches around the California city.

April 23, 2014

U.S. 4th Graders Get Less Homework, But More Help With It, Global Study Finds

In the United States, 4th grade teachers reported assigning 19 minutes of math homework each night, compared with an average in some other countries of 25 minutes per night.

April 22, 2014

U.S. 4th Graders Get More Help With Less Homework, Study Finds

A preliminary analysis suggests that U.S. parents help more with 4th grade homework even though their children get less of it.

March 28, 2014

The Atlantic on 'The Over-Protected Kid,' and Homework

The April cover story of the magazine is about how a "preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery, without making it safer."

March 27, 2014

Is Parental Involvement in Homework a Bad Thing?

New research suggests that parental help with homework may be doing more academic harm than good.

March 18, 2014

U.S. Students Are Not Overburdened by Homework, Study Says

There's little evidence to support parents' complaints that schools are dumping an unreasonable amount of homework on students, a new report from the Brookings Institution concludes.

March 12, 2014

Study Finds High School Homework Helps, Harms Students in Affluent Communities

Students in affluent communities who spend more time on homework report being more behaviorally engaged in school but they are also more likely to experience stress and problems with physical health and to drop out of activities they enjoy.

February 27, 2014

High Schools Assign 3.5 Hours of Homework a Night, Survey Estimates

A University of Phoenix poll digs into how much homework teachers require and why they assign it.

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