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This Months Feature Story

Teachers say homework matters

By Tammy DiDomenico

At the beginning of the 20th century, teachers didn’t assign much homework because parents didn’t want it to interfere with children’s chores. Today, students do twice as much homework as their counterparts did in the 1950s. Homework is virtually synonymous with school—even for kindergarteners. But what role does homework serve in today’s classroom?

Family Times asked five veteran teachers about the role of homework in their classrooms, and what parents can expect in light of today’s educational demands. The condensed and edited
interviews follow.




On Saturday, Sept. 27, Kokoro Exhibits’ realistic animatronic dinosaurs return to the Museum of Science and Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. The Dinomania exhibit’s opening-day activities include a special speaker and a chance to dig for dinosaur eggs your child can keep. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (65 and older) and children ages 2-11. The MOST is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 425-9068 or visit

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