I was thrilled to see that the Heritage Academy Christian School in Los Altos, California, suggests that their parents read this blog and highlights some of my posts. The School’s homework policy states:
Elementary school children need family time and play time at home. In the upper grades, homework may include nightly reading, necessary review, preparing for the next day’s discussion, project work, or studying for a test. In the lower grades homework may include reading, studying for a spelling test, or finishing a math page.
No busy work will be assigned.
Suggested parental reading:
The Case Against Homework: How Homework is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It (Crown).
2003 NPR report, “Homework: How Much is Too Much?”
Sara Bennett’s StopHomework.com
Telegraph: “UK’s biggest school to scrap homework”
Letter from the principal of Grant Elementary School in Glenrock, Wyoming, explaining that her school is implementing a no homework practice
“Project Student Autonomy: A Student’s Guide to Taking Back Power in the Classroom”