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Homework Dilemma: How much is too much?

So how much homework is too much for a student to have at a certain age? One local district has a new plan to help students. (WHAM photo)

(WHAM) - Some parents look at their kids' homework load and are saying the same thing - "That's too much!"

So how much homework is too much for a student to have at a certain age? One local district has a new plan to help students.

The Penn Yan School District saw the students struggling alongside their families and decided to make some changes, especially when it came to their elementary school students.

"We took a good look at our policy from five years ago, which was more of a nightly homework routine," said Edward Foote, the principal at Penn Yan Elementary School, "And based on feedback from parents that got this started, who struggled in math, how do I teach this to my kid or help practice at home."

The changes focused on quality over quantity, which is backed up by research at Duke University.

You can watch more about the school's changes in Alexis' report - and check out our discussion on Facebook Live on Good Day Rochester.


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