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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.

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.

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