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Homework: An Education Debate

Feb 28, 2011 | By Harvey Craft
Homework causes much concern in education. Grading homework is not necessary because it is a formative assessment. It is for practicing and studying, not grading. Because missing homework generates zeroes, student grades can be severely reduced when they don't do homework. In one corner there are those who argue that ...
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A Parents Plan for Success in School

Feb 22, 2011 | By Harvey Craft
All children need help with school issues. How to know what's really important and how to create a plan for homework, tests, discipline, and surprises. The Gallup school polls continue to show that parents are not well-informed about the nation's schools. Although these polls don't probe deeply into school rules ...
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Teaching Kids About Spending and Saving

Feb 12, 2011 | By Harvey Craft
Children need an allowance. An allowance is more than a way for children to buy goodies. An allowance presents a great opportunity to teach fundamental economics and good financial habits. The older children become, the more they need to know about economics. Obviously they have valid reasons to make an ...