An increasing number of schools are revamping their grading practices, including the use of 'no zero' policies.
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August 27, 2015
A voluntary survey finds that younger grades have more homework than recommended while older grades don't have enough, but the study has come under major scrutiny.
March 06, 2015
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.
September 15, 2014
Only one school in Chicago has taken advantage of a district rule that allows banning homework.
October 01, 2013
A series of articles in The Atlantic debates the usefulness of homework for students from the perspectives of teacher, student, and parent.
May 08, 2013
In a Slate article, Annie Murphy Paul describes the growing concern, backed by new research, that students retain less when they engage in media multitasking during learning.
November 20, 2012
In a SmartBlog post, middle school teacher Mark Barnes argues that homework is at odds with the goals of effective instruction today: This practice of assigning homework, simply because it'[s] something that's always been done, is not only absurd and outdated, it is undermining effective 21st-cen...
September 04, 2012
A new research study out of the University of California, Los Angeles, reports the "somewhat surprising" finding that spending extra time studying tends to negatively affect high school students' academic performance in school the next day. But there's also a perfectly logical explanation for this: When students study more, the researchers found, they tend to sleep less.
June 26, 2012
Dominick Recckio, an accomplished high school student who blogs for Edutopia, surveyed students at his school on their homework habits and then wrote up some tips for both teachers and students on easing the nightly process. Within the post, he offers this reminder that students are often appreciati...
June 25, 2012
By guest blogger Colette Marie Bennett, author of "To Pass or Not to Pass? The End-of-Year Moral Dilemma" Two weeks ago, I composed a First Person piece that questioned whether I should pass or fail a student in my English II class who could meet many of the benchmarks but had failed to complete th...