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November 21, 2016

Some Chicago-Area Elementary School Teachers Turn to 'Un-Homework'

Through this program, students can choose whether or not to complete family-oriented weekly assignments.

August 26, 2016

Texas Teacher's 'No Homework' Rule Strikes a Chord With Parents

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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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