July 29, 2017

Florida elementary schools do away with homework

USA Today - Elementary school students in Marion County, Fla. will have more free time after school this year as the school district implements a controversial "homework ban."

Marion County School District Superintendent Heidi Maier said they decided to implement a "no homework" policy for 31 elementary schools because research shows students perform better when given a break from homework, WKMG-TV reported.

Instead of homework, the school will ask children to read or be read to for 20 minutes each night. The students can choose the books they want to and will be given guidance from teachers and librarians.

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