4th Grade Homework Assignment Asks Students To Give 'Good Reasons For Slavery'A teacher at the school handed out the assignment to students on Jan. 8 and the backlash from parents was immediate.
Ex-Palo Alto Teacher Seeks Less Homework To Lower Student Stress, Prevent SuicidesSince 2009, ten students in Palo Alto have taken their own lives. A coalition of different groups in Palo Alto is proposing some dramatic changes to reduce student stress levels.
5 Ways To Create The Perfect Study Space In Your HouseOne of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.
San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot ProgramThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
Study: Too Much Homework Can Make Your Child SickA new study found that too much homework is bad for children's health. Researchers at Stanford say hitting the books for three or more hours a night won't necessarily make a child perform better in school, but it can make them sick.
Teenager Earns Jefferson Award With Worldwide Homework Help ProgramHigh school students around the world are getting homework help from honor students here in the Bay Area thanks to a program created by an East Bay teenager. He's this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Bay Area School Districts Consider New Homework PoliciesSchool districts around the Bay Area are considering new policies to protect students from excessive amounts of homework.
Palo Alto Parents Group Wants Less Homework For Overstressed StudentsSome Palo Alto parents want the school district to take immediate action to address academic stress among high school students. The group is called "We Can Do Better Palo Alto," and was formed after four Gunn High School students committed suicide in 2009.