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March 30, 2015

Loading Homework Shows Diminishing Returns in Math and Science, Study Says

Homework improves students' math and science performance, up to a point. But many students may go over that point, a new study finds.

March 26, 2015

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.

March 06, 2015

N.Y. Elementary School Eliminates Homework, But Parents Protest

A N.Y. elementary school is telling students to spend time with their families and play more instead of doing homework, but some parents are resisting the changes.

January 09, 2015

YMCA Pilot Program Found to Boost Skills Students Need to Learn

The YMCA is seeking to expand an after-school pilot program designed to help close the achievement gap for low-income children after early research found that students are showing significant gains in the social-emotional skills they need to do well in school.

December 02, 2014

Is It Time to Get Rid of Grades?

There is a No Grades movement building across the US. What is it all about?

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?

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