Makachi Ngobili

There is a debate on whether or not homework should stop being given. Prince George’s school system has become a committee for schools for teachers, parents and students to address the concerns about homework having an effect on students. The committee for this school year will review the current policies and procedures that have not been changed since 1983 . They will survey families and gather results on best practices and developed a new policy and providing new homework guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. The committee will also design a training plan to help implement the new procedure system-wide. In Montgomery County, students receive homework three to five times a week which is 10 percent of their grade and can make a difference between whether a student receives a higher grade or not. Parents can look for survey information by email and on the PGCPS website around Oct. 16. The survey will close on October 25.