• This high school is banning homework and tests to 'reduce stress'
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    Abby Haglage

    This high school is banning homework and tests to 'reduce stress'

    A high school principal in Sweden just banned homework and tests, in order to improve her student body's mental health. Research suggests she may be on to something.

  • British parents are spending way less time helping their children with homework than in other countries
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    Yahoo Style UK team

    British parents are spending way less time helping their children with homework than in other countries

    Only 11% of British parents spend an hour a day helping children with homework

  • Helpful or harmful? Is homework worth the hassle?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Helpful or harmful? Is homework worth the hassle?

    Is homework helping children’s learning or an unnecessary burden on parents? The ‘you’ in that last sentence wasn’t in fact a Fraudian slip, because much as it’s the children who are officially set homework, the reality, more often than not, is that it ends up falling at the feet of frazzled parents as just one more thing to tick off the to-do list. The question of how much work children should be doing outside of school remains a thorny one, with child development experts taking up residence in both the for and against camps.

  • Teacher Bans Homework So Pupils Can Spend Time With Their Families Instead
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    Andy Wells

    Teacher Bans Homework So Pupils Can Spend Time With Their Families Instead

    A primary school teacher in Texas has decided not to give her pupils any homework at all - so they can enjoy more quality family time. Brandy Young sent a letter home to confirm that any work outside of school was scrapped for the year, after much thought on the issue. “Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day.