Taketa, K. (2018, January 16). Kirkwood High tries no-homework weekends to relieve stress on students, teachers.

Many Kirkwood High students juggle after-school jobs and extracurricular activities on top of homework from dense course schedules, said Kirkwood High Principal Michael Havener. Meanwhile, teachers’ work rarely ends when school dismisses for the day; teachers are known for spending nights and weekends grading papers and planning lessons. All of that can be conducive to heavy stress. A little relief from homework on the weekends could help everybody, Havener said.

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