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CBS NY: Elementary schools banning homework/expanding recess time to help students

Oct 27, 2017, CBS New York: Patchogue Schools Experiment With Expanded Recess, Less Homework http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/10/27/patchogue-medford-homework/ Elementary schools around the country are debating whether or not homework is beneficial for young students. It’s a topic that can divide parents and teachers. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, the school community of Patchogue-Medford is in the midst of a critical online survey. … An experiment is underway that doubles recess, adds yoga and meditation time, and lowers the amount of homework. In some other New York area elementary schools homework is entirely banned for kindergarten through fourth grade. …