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NY school district mulling homework ban proposal from students

A school district just outside of New York City says it is considering a proposal from two fifth graders to get rid of homework.

Posted: Jun. 1, 2018 9:42 AM

STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A school district just outside of New York City says it is considering a proposal from two fifth graders to get rid of homework.

Fifth-graders Christopher DeLeon and Niko Keelie at Farley Elementary School in Stony Point say they decided to petition for a homework ban due to stress from homework. WNBC-TV reports the district was already considering how to rethink homework for district students, saying they agreed with the students' points.

Assistant Superintendent Kris Felicello said Wednesday officials are trying to rethink homework to make it more beneficial for students.

The district is considering several different options, one of which would allow parents to ask for homework for their kids. School officials hope to have a new homework policy ready to go for the next school year.

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