(WCVB) — HOLYOKE, Mass. —More than 550 students at a Massachusetts elementary school will have less to carry home in their backpacks this year.
There will be no homework.
Kelly Elementary School in Holyoke has banned homework for the year with the intention of giving students all the instruction and extra help they may need during the school day, ABC reported.
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“We want kids to go home tired; we want their brains to be tired,” Jackie Glasheen, principal of the school, whose kindergarten through 8th-grade students are nearly all poor and Hispanic, told ABC News. At home, she said, “we want them to engage with their families, talk about their school days and go to bed.”