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Study: the downside of too much homework

Original post made on Mar 10, 2014

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy levels of stress, sleep deprivation and related health problems as well as reduced social engagement, a Stanford researcher has found.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:19 AM

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Posted by WP
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Denise Pope has done a lot of good research and it's nice to have a voice of sanity in the conversation about schools and achievement. More academics is not always better, especially with homework.


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