More Schools are Cutting Back on Homework

According to the San Jose Mercury News, some San Francisco Bay area schools are responding to the requests of elementary and middle-school parents to cut back on homework. The Oak Knoll Elementary school in Menlo Park has mostly banned homework, except reading, occasional projects or catch-up work. Bubb Elementary, in Mountain View relaxed its homework regimen, and Addison Elementary in Palo Alto and the Berryessa School District in San Jose are discussing the issue. And one school, Ohlone Elementary in Palo Alto tries to get children to manage their time during the day. And then they assign homework to the parents: to spend 15 minutes a night talking with their children.

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