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Ban on homework.

A Florida district is banning homework in lieu of reading.

Florida's Marion County School District is starting to ban daily homework assignments in elementary schools starting this academic year. Students will instead be asked to read for 20 minutes each night, according to news reports. Students will be allowed to choose their own reading material, and teachers, libraries and volunteers will provide guidance in the best reading materials.

It's at least the second case of a ban. Kelly Elementary School in Holyoke, Massachusetts, banned homework in the 2016-17 school year, intending to give students the instruction and extra help they would need during the school day, according to ABC news.

Sources: and DAmag.meAi9

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Title Annotation:DID YOU HEAR?
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Date:Sep 1, 2017
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