A University of Phoenix poll digs into how much homework teachers require and why they assign it.
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February 27, 2014
December 31, 2013
The issue of overloading students with homework once again is drawing media attention with a Washington Post column suggesting that some teachers give it for the wrong reasons.
December 11, 2013
Homework is a perennial issue of debate in schools and communities. One high school is now fobidding it on certain nights of the week.
December 06, 2013
Research on massive, open online courses taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty show low completion rates, particularly in classes with stronger academic expectations.
December 06, 2013
Rates of student completions of "MOOCs" offered through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera ranged from 2 percent to 14 percent, research shows.
September 30, 2013
A series of articles in The Atlantic debates the usefulness of homework for students from the perspectives of teacher, student, and parent.
May 14, 2013
"I won't threaten you, but I expect much of you." How many of our students and our teachers confidently feel that this expresses the culture of their schools? I only wish that all education, at every level, really were characterized by unanxious expectations--high expectations requiring vigorous and appropriately rigorous engagement accompanied by respect, compassion, and humanity.
May 07, 2013
In a Slate article, Annie Murphy Paul describes the growing concern, backed by new research, that students retain less when they engage in media multitasking during learning.
March 15, 2013
In an effort to give students an edge on high stakes, teachers are assigning test prep for homework which sends a really bad message.
December 28, 2012
Homework assignments that require family help can get parents more involved in middle school, a time many parents disengage, a new study finds.