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Participants Invited to Community Geography Expo Sunday, May 22nd, 2-4pm Stockbridge Library What is the expo? Coordinator Teresa O’Brient writes: It’s sort of like a science fair for geography. Students choose a country, study it on their own, (or whole families can do it together, or friends might do a country together…. any combination is fine), but usually a student will do it on their own. A table will be available at… Read More

GreatSchools writes: Homework: What is it good for? “Absolutely nothing!” may be your child’s retort, but it’s not just stressed-out students who are questioning its value. From parents fed up with hours of busywork to experts studying the secrets of academic achievement, homework has come under scrutiny in households, classrooms, and universities nationwide. This month GreatSchools takes homework head-on by reviewing the research on its efficacy and exploring common problems — using… Read More

Homework Tips for Parents Homework Photo credit:  __Jens__ Homework has been a part of students’ lives since the beginning of formal schooling in the United States. However, the practice has sometimes been accepted and other times rejected, both by educators and parents. This has happened because homework can have both positive and negative effects on children’s learning and attitudes toward school. 100 YEARS OF HOMEWORK In the early 20th century, the mind… Read More

Helping with Homework Wondering how to help your children with homework — or how to get them to do it without a struggle? Over at PBS Parents, their post Helping with Homework discusses how.

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