This year, Regina DiStefano and Madeleine Lopez (co-directors of the AT program), began a practice in sharing articles they’ve located and facilitating conversations about the material with fellow colleagues. Their most recently shared article, about homework in independent schools, struck a particular nerve with me. The homework conversation is one that comes up each year, especially in admissions season. We often get asked by prospective parents about our homework policy, and then about how much is assigned. I always wonder though, shouldn’t we be focusing more on what is assigned?
Please read the article here, which lives on the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) website.