How does homework correlate to school success?

AGATE applauds the initiatives undertaken by the Compact Committees at Weber and High School to support students by encouraging mindfulness and is appreciative of the most recent Schreiber decision to provide ninth graders with a homework moratorium over the last school vacation, both of which are designed to reduce stress and anxiety, and build a better school environment.

We encourage our members to read the article linked by The Boston Globe reporter Kevin Hartnett, “What We Don’t Get About Homework”that appeared November 11, 2015 as a starting point to learn more about the impact of excessive homework on schools and on student success.

One of several organizations providing guidance to schools and parents to reduce stress and anxiety in our national student population is Challenge Success, a program originating at Stanford University ( that incorporates ways to address academic overload on students.

We urge all members of the school and home community to continue to work together to explore ways to ensure the well being of our student population.

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