Poll: Is one hour of homework enough for American kids to succeed?

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A new study suggests when it comes to homework, more doesn’t always mean better.

Although some education experts believe assigning a lot of homework is beneficial to a student, new research by the American Psychological Association suggests that just one hour of homework a day is the most effective.

“The data suggest that spending 60 minutes a day doing homework is a reasonable and effective time.” said Javier Suarez-Alvarez, PhD, co-lead author with Ruben Fernandez-Alonso, PhD.

However, the average high school student is doing more than three hours of homework a day.


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