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Why This Superintendent Banned Homework For Elementary School Students

By Jaime Lutz

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?!

"It's only the second week of school and I have more homework that I've ever had before 🙃" writes one student on Twitter. 

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.