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HOMEWORK COMMITTEE 2012-2013

HOMEWORK COMMITTEE CHARGE (Download full charge document)

As per the 'management issue' identified in the 2011-2012 Monitoring Report on Policy E-040: Effective Learning Environment, the District has established a Homework Committee in order to determine the status of homework in the Greenwich Public Schools in relation to:
- Current GPS Policy and Procedure, and
- Current research on student achievement

Anticipated outcomes for the Committee's work, include:
- a possible recommendation to the Superintendent of Schools to update the Homework Policy or Procedure*.
The Superintendent is the decision maker regarding any recommendations made by the committee. If the Superintendent believes that a Policy change is in order based on committee recommendations, then the Board of Education would be the decision maker.

FOR QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Homework Committee Chair Ellen Flanagan, Deputy Superintendent at ellen_flanagan@greenwich.k12.ct.us

COMMITTEE MEMBERS (Download member list)

COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE:

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:30 p.m.          (agenda  / minutes)

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 12:00 p.m.          (agenda  / minutes)

Monday, February 4, 2013, 10:30 a.m.        (agenda  / minutes)

Monday, January 7, 2013, 12:00 p.m.         (agenda  / minutes)

Monday December 10, 2012, 9:00 a.m.       (agenda  / minutes)

Monday, November 19, 2012, 12:30 p.m.    (agenda  / minutes)

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS:

Rethinking Homework

Cunningham VA Elementary Homework Policy

Academic Effects of Homework

Homework Bill of Rights from Cunningham Elementary School in Virginia

H.S. Efforts to Reduce Student Stress

Miami-Dade County (FL) Homework Research Project

Gaithersburg Homework Article from Huffington Post 
What Makes Finnish Kids So Smart? 

- Davis School District Homework Guidelines
- Fairfield Public Schools Homework Policy
- Norwalk Public Schools Homework Policy
- Stratford Public Schools Homework Policy

- Westport Public Schools Homework Policy

- Developing a Homework Policy (National Association of Elementary School Principals, 2005)
- Five Characteristics of Quality Homework (Paris International Conference on Education, Economy, and Society, 2011)
- Opinions About Homework, A Collection of Articles from the Marshall Memo (2006-2010)
- The Homework Myth, Alfie Kohn - Chapter 2: Does Homework Improve Learning? (2006)
- ASCD Artilcle (2010): When Practice Makes Perfect...Sense, by Robert J. Marzano
- STEM White Paper: Homework Research Gives Insight to Improving Teaching Practice, Richard W. Herrig
- Canadian Council on Learning 2009, A Systematic Review of Literature Examining the Impact of - Homework on Academic Achievement
- The Homework Debate, by Peter DeWitt, Education Week 2012

 

 

 




 



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