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.

Washington state districts must provide at least 1,080 hours of instructional time to their yearly schedules for middle and high school students, as a new mandate goes into effect next year.

A new analysis aims to quantify, in both hours invested and dollars spent, the learning advantages that accumulate to children who grow up in middle- and upper-class homes.

The Baltimore Urban Debate League uses the art of debate as a means to help improve students' self-esteem, achievement, and access to college.

Currently, the state funds half-day kindergarten, and districts kick in local funds to support full-day kindergarten if they want to offer it.

States may not be taking full advantage of the opportunity to integrate expanded learning time into school-turnaround plans they have promised to deliver in return for receiving federal waivers.

The Smithsonian's new hands-on learning center encourages teenagers to find the connection science has to their lives each day.

Homework is a perennial issue of debate in schools and communities. One high school is now fobidding it on certain nights of the week.

A new study reveals the mutually beneficial interaction between community schools and expanded learning opportunities and highlights best practices.

A new Florida bill would prevent school districts from starting the high school day before 8 a.m.


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