Download: More schools saying ‘no homework’ for students

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HOLYOKE, Mass. — The school year is getting underway for students across the United States.

But, at schools in one state, there is one less thing to do: homework.

Certain schools in Massachusetts are trying something different. Instead of assigning homework, they’re making the school day two hours longer, WGGB reports. 

They’re trying out a no-homework policy helps or hurts academic performance.

It could also take some of the burden off parents, who may not feel adequate at helping their kids with certain assignments.

The 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedule will also let teachers have more time to help students, will help parents with after-school care and lets kids have a life outside of homework.

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