*Michelle* Posted September 7, 2012 Share Posted September 7, 2012 Maybe they'll start a trend. http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19477877/gaithersburg-elementary-school-abolishes-homework Gaithersburg Elementary School has abolished homework. Instead, students are being asked to read a book for about 30 minutes a night. When Stephanie Brant came aboard as principal two years ago, she and her staff conducted a review of homework assignments. "We really started evaluating the work that we sent students home with," explained Principal Brant. "We started looking, and really, it was a lot of worksheets. And the worksheets didn't match what we were doing instructionally in the classroom. It was just: we were giving students something because we felt we had to give them something." So, Brant got permission from the school district to implement a radical experiment: the only homework assigned here is reading. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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