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How Much Homework Do American Kids Do?
Homework in America
Today's kids are busier than ever, dividing their time between school, activities, tutoring , and family time. When they're not busy with scheduled activities, kids have to make time for homework, sleep, and personal care. Is there a way to balance it all and still provide some structure? Sure; making room for the priorities just takes a little planning. Of course, when it comes to time management , flexibility is also important. There will be times when you need to make adjustments to meet your child's needs.
Analyzing ‘the homework gap’ among high school students
Reality Check went to Sutton Community Academy in Nottinghamshire to try to find some answers, working with a group of School Reporters from Years 7 to 9. But where does the limit lie? When does too much homework become too stressful, and therefore counter-productive? Until schools in England were given formal advice on how much homework should be set, but schools now have more flexibility to design systems to suit their own students. International comparisons confirm that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to educational success.
The college of education at the for-profit University of Phoenix recently took a stab at it, asking Harris Poll to survey teachers about the hours of homework they require and why they assign it. High school teachers interviewed said they assign an average of 3. Middle school teachers grades assigned roughly the same amount: 3. That adds up to 3. K-5 teachers said they assigned an average of 2.