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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.

December 31, 2013

Is Homework for the Benefit of Students or Teachers?

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-Free Nights? N.Y. High School Mandates Some Relief

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

Persistence Lags in 'MOOCs' With Tougher Expectations

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

Student Persistence Low in MOOCs With Higher Workloads, Study Finds

Rates of student completions of "MOOCs" offered through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera ranged from 2 percent to 14 percent, research shows.

October 01, 2013

Is Homework Necessary?

A series of articles in The Atlantic debates the usefulness of homework for students from the perspectives of teacher, student, and parent.

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