Solving the World’s Problems for Homework

Solving the world’s problems for homework has provided an imaginative and meaningful problem solving experience for a group of eighth graders completing the assignment to learn about tough problems and figure out solutions. At Ruidoso Middle School, students...

Doing Away with Homework

Some school districts are doing away with homework, in the hope of allowing kids more time to read, sleep, play, spend time with families, and participate in activities. Recently, parents have been pushing back against homework, concerned that children’s time is...

No More Grades for Homework

There are no more grades for homework in one district where the plans to transition to project based learning and “deeper learning” are underway this year. In Isle of Wight County, Virginia, the changing curriculum of the district will have new grading...

Trading Homework for Practice

Some middle school teachers have found that trading homework for practice time and changing how classes allow for immediate and individualized feedback is having a positive impact on math students and their enthusiasm and understanding. At Liberty Middle School,...