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A homework-free weekend? Relief for time-starved high school students.

A homework-free weekend? Relief for time-starved high school students. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
With college application deadlines nearing, seniors say the extra hours help.
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What teachers just don’t get about homework - The Boston Globe

What teachers just don’t get about homework - The Boston Globe | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
An organization based out of Stanford University works with school districts to focus on quality, not quantity, of assignments.
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My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week
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The homework trap and what to do about it - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

The homework trap and what to do about it - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

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The key misconception about homework-trapped children is what I call the “myth of motivation.” These children are viewed as lazy and unmotivated, as if they are different from the other children who would rather play than do their homework.

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What’s the Purpose of Homework?ASCD Inservice

What’s the Purpose of Homework?ASCD Inservice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What does research really say about homework as a strategy to improve student achievement?
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Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research

Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Alfie Kohn explains.
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Louis Menand: The End of Homework?

Louis Menand: The End of Homework? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
"In a recent speech, Francois Holland, the President of France, announced his intention to abolish homework for all primary- and middle-school students."
Why are the French considering legislating homework? Menand explains that this is Holland's attempt to level the playing field for economically disadvantaged students.
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