Md. elementary school eliminates traditional homework

09/21/2011 | Washington Post, The

One elementary school in Maryland is scrapping traditional homework assignments in favor of free reading and other projects that promote research and critical-thinking skills. Some parents are concerned about whether students will develop good academic habits. "The behavior of homework is more important than the content of homework," parent Cory Siansky said. Principal Stephanie Brant points to studies, however, that indicate traditional homework has few benefits for students in elementary school.

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