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    A second-grade teacher's no homework policy is going viral.


    “Dear Parents,

    After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.

    Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.


    Mrs. Brandy Young”

    Her note struck a powerful chord with parents everywhere.

    So far, it’s been shared nearly 70,000 times by moms and dads who are tired of playing “homework police” or just want a little more quality time with their kids at night.
    Brandy Young is right: The research on the effectiveness of homework is a mixed bag, especially for kids as young as second grade.

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