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November 26, 2014

Tonight's Homework Assignment: Prepare for Disaster

Fifth grade students are getting homework from an unlikely source, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, through a school program developed to teach children how to prepare for natural disasters and emergencies and then develop those plans with their families.

November 14, 2014

When to Say When With Homework

Are our current beliefs about daily homework in fact a myth? What is the point of homework in your classroom?

October 29, 2014

Study: High Schoolers with ADHD Receiving Few Evidence-Based Supports

In a long-term study of children with ADHD, researchers found that many students were receiving services that show little effectiveness in improving their academic performance.

October 14, 2014

Teenagers and Multitasking May Mix, Says Study by High School Students

Unlike their parents, children who grow up in the thick of the world of digital gadgets may be rewiring their brains in a way that lets multitask and get it all done well.

September 15, 2014

Our System Needs a Facelift

It's time for a change in education. Pedagogy needs to shift. Technology needs to be integrated. Kids need to be in control of their own learning. Are you ready for the change that needs to come? How will you contribute to the cause?

September 15, 2014

Homework in Elementary School Divides Educators

Only one school in Chicago has taken advantage of a district rule that allows banning homework.

September 04, 2014

Quebec Elementary School Just Says 'Non' to Homework

An elementary school in Quebec joins the movement toward eliminating or reducing the amount of homework teachers are allowed to assign to students.

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.

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