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.
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April 23, 2014
April 22, 2014
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 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
New research suggests that parental help with homework may be doing more academic harm than good.
March 18, 2014
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
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
A University of Phoenix poll digs into how much homework teachers require and why they assign it.
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.