Study finds students have too much homework

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Study: Students Have Too Much Homework

A new study revealed something students already knew — they've got too much homework.
The study, published in the American Journal of Family Therapy, suggests that early elementary school students are getting a lot more homework than even education leaders would recommend.

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Educators commonly refer to it as the "10 minute rule" and it goes 10 minutes of homework a night per grade level. So first graders get 10 minutes, 2nd graders get 20 and so on...

The study involved more than 1,100 parents of children in kindergarten to 12th grade and found first graders were spending nearly 30 minutes every night doing homework and kindergartners spent about 25 minutes every night.

Experts say that too much homework can actually have a negative impact on a student's attitude about school and doesn't help their grades. So maybe it will be smart to keep more school work at school.

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