Three intriguing articles have been published in the past week about homework. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues:
Why have homework? appeared in The Boston Globe. It discusses a new study which states that homework can improve academic achievement in math, but not in other subjects. I posted about this research a few months ago, and it’s worth checking out that post for the comments that readers left. Note that the Globe just instituted a paywall, though, for now, you can get around it by quickly registering for free at the site.
The Trouble With Homework appeared in The New York Times is by Annie Murphy Paul. It’s interesting but, to tell you the truth, I found the follow-up commentary left by students at The New York Times Learning Network to be more intriguing.