Education news, analysis, and opinion about assignments given to students that are expected to be done outside of class
Teaching 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.
Teaching Opinion Why We Should Give Students a Homework Break Over the Holidays
Giving students time to recharge over holiday breaks is important, writes teacher Christina Torres. Here are her ideas for creative things you can do to keep students engaged in learning without assigning homework.
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.
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.
Teaching Some Chicago-Area Elementary School Teachers Turn to 'Un-Homework'
Through this program, students can choose whether or not to complete family-oriented weekly assignments.
Teaching Texas Teacher's 'No Homework' Rule Strikes a Chord With Parents
A simple letter home to parents explaining a Texas 2nd grade teacher's no-homework policy has gone viral and is leading to more discussion about what's appropriate for elementary school students.
Teaching Screens vs. Print: Does Digital Reading Change How Students Get the Big Picture?
Can it really make a difference whether that class assignment is on a screen or printed out? Yes, finds new research.