Through this program, students can choose whether or not to complete family-oriented weekly assignments.
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November 21, 2016
August 26, 2016
A simple letter home to parents explaining a Texas 2nd grade teacher's no-homework policy has gone viral and is leading to more discussion about what's appropriate for elementary school students.
January 09, 2015
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.
November 26, 2014
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.
October 14, 2014
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 04, 2014
An elementary school in Quebec joins the movement toward eliminating or reducing the amount of homework teachers are allowed to assign to students.
August 21, 2014
Some students are spending increased amounts of time on homework over the summer. Does it make a difference?
June 24, 2014
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
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.
March 27, 2014
New research suggests that parental help with homework may be doing more academic harm than good.