Missouri middle school plans no-homework policy

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) - It sounds like a student's dream - a school with little or no homework.

That's the plan for a southeast Missouri middle school. The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that a new policy at Bloomfield Middle School will mean no homework, or at least very little.

Administrators say that they have noticed an increasing number of students are struggling with many of them failing.

A study showed that much of the problem was the result of either low homework scores or failure to turn in homework assignments.

The goal now is to reduce the amount of lecture time in class and increase the amount of hands-on instruction time.

That way, students will do what used to be homework in class with the teacher there to help them.

Information from: Dexter Daily Statesman, http://www.dailystatesman.com

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