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Mar 25, 16

A look at Harris Cooper's metanalysis of studies done on the impact of homework from 1987-2003

Mar 20, 16

We’re currently enmeshed in a high-pressure approach to learning that starts with homework being assigned in kindergarten and even preschool. Homework dominates after-school time in many households and has been dubbed the 21st century’s “new family dinner.” Overtired children complain and collapse. Exasperated parents cajole and nag. These family fights often ends in tears, threats, and parents secretly finishing their kid’s homework.

Mar 20, 16

Anyone who closely follows the debate about the value of homework at different grades knows about a famous meta-analysis of previous research on the subject, published in 2006 by researcher Harris Cooper and colleagues, which found that homework in elementary school does not contribute to academic achievement. You might think that educators would have taken that to heart, but because research rarely informs educational policy, it didn’t.

Mar 20, 16

“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”

Jul 31, 15

Good take from Karl Fisch - . I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s unfair to everyone to have different policies within the same school. It’s just not transparent and it makes it harder for everyone to figure out what they need to do to be successful. So I think it’s time that we have a uniform late work policy in my school.

Mar 24, 15

Melissa Dahl from NYMag reports that new research published in the Journal of Educational Psychology has found that any amount of homework that surpasses 70 minutes is too much.

Mar 08, 15

P.S. 116 will be a very interesting school to keep an eye on. Researchers will doubtlessly analyze whatever effects result from every student's dream come true: the abolition of homework. 

Apr 24, 14

TWITTER COFOUNDER BIZ STONE IMPLEMENTED A "NO HOMEWORK POLICY" FOR HIMSELF IN HIGH SCHOOL AND GOT AWAY WITH IT IN SPECTACULAR FASHION. HERE'S WHAT IT TAUGHT HIM ABOUT WHEN AND HOW TO BREAK THE RULES.

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