The Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended its new homework policy just two months after it decided to limit performance on homework to 10 percent of a student’s grade. According to the Los Angeles Times, LAUSD superintendent John Deasy said that the policy, intended to ensure grades indicate what students know rather than what work they’ve done at home, was implemented without proper feedback from constituencies. “While well-intentioned, I am not confident that the initial policy received sufficient comments and general input from parents, teachers and board members,” Deasy told the paper.
However, the Los Angeles Times added that the policy will likely resurrect for the 2012-13 school year if the necessary revisions and consultations take place before then.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.