More Schools are Reducing or Eliminating Homework

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From School Reform News:

The Orchard School, an elementary school in South Burlington, Vermont, eliminated homework during the 2016–17 school year because “the principal there said he’s seen more anxiety among students in the last decade,” the Associated Press reported in September.

Illinois’ Hinsdale High School offers high school seniors a homework-free weekend once a year to give “harried seniors a little breathing room as they prepare for their futures,” the Chicago Tribune reported in October.

Boston Magazine reported in September Kelly Elementary School of Holyoke, Massachusetts instituted a no-homework policy for the 2016–17 school year in exchange for a longer school day because, “students should be spending more time with their families, chatting about the learning they did while at school, and getting to bed early.”