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Healthy Homework Guidelines: A New Vision for Homework
Together we can transform homework and encourage schools nationwide to reexamine and reimagine homework practices to better support student engagement, health and learning with healthy homework guidelines.

“Race to Nowhere” Ignites Change
Research studying the correlation between homework and academic achievement consistently reveals a surprising fact: Most homework doesn’t increase learning, raise test scores, or prepare students for academic success.
On the contrary, homework often emphasizes performance at the cost of sleep, friendship, family time, play, physical activity, and health. And it contributes to an epidemic of sedentary and anxious young Americans ill-prepared for the 21st century.

Race to Nowhere (Trailer)
Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.