Florida Superintendent Heidi Maier is banning homework for elementary school students in her district. Instead, she's asking them to read for 20 minutes each night. Where was this woman when I was a kid?!
Though it might seem like this cool superintendent is just three kindergartners in a trench coat, she's actually banning the homework for a good reason: research shows that it just doesn't improve academic performance for kids this young. Reading, on the other hand, does.