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Updated Homework Policy In Toms River Schools Aims For Balance

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TOMS RIVER, NJ — It’s been a debate for several years: Is homework beneficial, and if so, how much is too much?

In the Toms River Regional Schools, an update to the district’s homework policy aims to bring balance to the debate. While it does not eliminate homework entirely, it does aim to deter excessive assignments and busywork.

The policy introduced Wednesday night on first reading sets guidelines for the amount of homework teachers should assign based on the age and grade level of students. It also bans assignments given out before a break with a due date of the return to school.

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