Studies: Homework value uncertain; little change in dropout rate

03/20/2007 | Washington Post, The

A new Center for Public Education review of homework research says there is no conclusive evidence that homework "increases student achievement across the board." A new National Center for Education Statistics analysis found the dropout rate stood at about 4.7% in 2004, down from 6.1% in 1972, but that the rate has remained relatively steady since 1990.

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