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Kirkwood, MO: High school tries "no-homework weekends" for the mental health of kids and teachers

Jan 22, 2018, Midland (MO) Reporter—Telegram: Missouri high school tries no-homework weekends http://www.mrt.com/news/education/article/Missouri-high-school-tries-no-homework-weekends-12516286.php A Kirkwood, Missouri, high school is trying an experiment for the sake of student and teacher mental health. For the weekends following Feb. 16 and March 9, Kirkwood High School students won’t get homework assignments from their teachers, school leaders decided earlier this month. … Havener said the school came up with the idea of the no-homework weekend after staff noticed an uptick in the number of students seeking social and emotional help from school counselors. The school will assess the trial’s effectiveness using feedback surveys, then decide whether to extend the idea. …