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Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

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 […]

by February 23, 2017 5 comments Science, Trending
Chinese Resurgence in Confucianism Helps Inmates Transition from Prison to Society

Chinese Resurgence in Confucianism Helps Inmates Transition from Prison to Society

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 […]

by January 5, 2017 6 comments Politics, World
7 Classic 1980s Experiences Today’s Kids Will Never Have

7 Classic 1980s Experiences Today’s Kids Will Never Have

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 […]

by November 8, 2016 7 comments Food, Trending
How Tennis Star Andre Agassi is Revolutionizing Early Childhood Education

How Tennis Star Andre Agassi is Revolutionizing Early Childhood Education

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 […]

by March 4, 2016 4 comments Science, Trending