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Homework doesn't help, study shows

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A new research challenges the idea that homework will improve a child’s study skills and grades.

An Australian study shows only high school students actually get any real benefit from the extra assignments, Daily Telegraph reports.

Lisa Power writes in Wednesday’s Telegraph article that only senior students in the 11th or 12th grades benefit from after-school work.

"What the research shows is that, in countries where they spend more time on homework, the achievement results are lower," Dr Walker, from Sydney University's Education Faculty told the Telegraph.

Read more at the DailyTelegraph.com.

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