Education news, analysis, and opinion about assignments given to students that are expected to be done outside of class
Classroom Technology Students Are Turning to TikTok for Homework Help. Is That a Bad Thing?
A survey found that 1 in 4 TikTok users in the United States use the platform for educational purposes.
Classroom Technology Letter to the Editor We Need More Research Before Investing In Homework Tech
If tech equity were suddenly a reality, we might simply be making it easier to do the wrong thing, says this letter to the editor.
Teaching From Our Research Center How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility, Choice (in Charts)
A majority of teachers say they now give students more leeway over how to complete assignments and more opportunities to revise their work.
Education Idled High School Students Aren't Getting Much Homework Yet, Survey Finds
While parents say they aren't seeing students doing much homework, a new survey finds, they are optimistic their schools will re-open by fall.
Teaching Opinion Why We Should Give Students a Homework Break Over the Holidays
Giving students time to recharge over breaks is important. Here are creative ways to keep students engaged in learning without homework.
School & District Management What the Research Says Lack of Internet Access Hamstrings Homework Efforts
One in 5 urban teachers say most of their students don't have the home access to the internet necessary to do assignments outside of class, finds a new teacher survey by the nonprofit Common Sense Media.
Teaching Opinion 'Should Grades Be Based on Classwork?' And Other Questions We Should Stop Asking
Many of education's most common questions skip a logical step or two, warns Alfie Kohn.
Standards Is Homework Valuable or Not? Try Looking at Quality Instead
Although homework does tend to align to standards, a lot of it is busywork, rather than requiring students to use higher-order thinking skills.
Student Well-Being Breaking the Link Between Parents' Math Anxiety and Students' Progress
Out-of-school family time around math may help children succeed even when their parents dread the subject, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Teaching What's the Right Amount of Homework? Many Students Get Too Little, Brief Argues
A new article from Education Next asserts that students from low-income families may not be getting enough homework.