Does Homework Matter? N.H. Educators Weigh In | New Hampshire Public Radio

Does Homework Matter? N.H. Educators Weigh In

Aug 3, 2015

The emerging focus in New Hampshire on what’s called “competency-based” education, emphasizes mastery of a subject over time in class or number of worksheets completed.  But traditional homework has many defenders, who say it solidifies class learning and fosters good study habits.

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  This program was originally broadcast on January 8, 2015.


  • Megan Birch – interim director of educator preparation and associate professor of English at Plymouth State University. She is also a teacher consultant for the National Writing Project in New Hampshire.
  • Tom Crumrine – assistant principal at Concord High School. He has worked in the school district since 1999, serving as a chemistry and biology teacher, outdoor education leader, and assessment coordinator.
  • Jennifer Thompson – teacher of language arts and social studies at Unity Elementary School.