Should homework be banned on weekends and breaks?

05/26/2011 | Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), The

A New Jersey school district is considering changes to its homework policies, including instituting a ban on assignments during weekends and holiday breaks. Other changes being considered include limiting homework to 10 minutes per night, per grade level -- a standard followed by many teachers but never codified by the district. Officials said the changes are meant to ensure students are not given busywork and that they are able to participate in extracurricular activities or spend time with family.

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