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NJ school district might ban weekend homework

May 27, 2011 3:58:52 AM PDT
Students in a southern New Jersey school district might not have to crack the books on weekends and holidays.

The Galloway Township school district is recommending that homework be assigned only Monday through Thursday. In addition, the district may decide that no more than 10 minutes of homework multiplied by a student's grade level be assigned per night.

Superintendent Annette Giaquinto told The Press of Atlantic City the idea is to ensure students are not assigned busywork and to give them time for family and extracurricular activities.

Some school board members worry that parents have more time on weekends and holidays to help their children with homework.

The school board is not expected to vote on the recommendations until July or August.

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