Harris Cooper, the well-regarded homework researcher at Duke University, recently made the blanket statement that “[t]here is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” The statement is a strong one, especially as it completely challenges the orthodoxy that elementary school homework is necessary […]
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A Chinese prison is seeing surprising results in the rehabilitation of inmates by sending them to classes based on the teachings of Confucius. Confucianism is a blend of philosophy and religion established in the 6th–5th century BCE. Although there is no official religion in China, the Chinese have followed these […]
1) Child Crossing Guards It may be hard for kids growing up today to imagine, but in the 1980s, crossing guards were often other children. Typically sixth, seventh and eighth graders were given a badge and a vest and asked to help police traffic and help other kids cross the […]
Former tennis pro Andre Agassi is best known for being a brash, hard hitting champion on the tennis court. In addition to his wins at places like Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, many remember Agassi most for a slogan he once uttered in a commercial for Cannon – “image is […]