Homework

  • Father beats daughter to death for copying homework in China May 21, 2014

    Beijing: An 11-year-old Chinese girl was beaten to death by her father for copying her classmate's homework, media reports said on Wednesday. The father, surnamed Zhang, ordered the girl to kneel down, tied her hands and beat her at about 8:30 pm on Monday when he discovered she had copied...
  • France: Teacher suspended for suicide note homework December 13, 2012

    London: A teacher in France has been suspended after asking a class of teenagers to write suicide notes. The man, who has not been named, is a French teacher at the Antoine-Delafont school in Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard, near Angouleme, France, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. He told the 13 to 14-year-olds to...
  • Homework is a waste of time, study finds November 29, 2012

    London: Homework, a waste of time? According to a new study, more homework assignments do not translate into better grades. Researchers looked at transcripts and data of more than 18,000 tenth grade students, in a study carried out to find what difference extra study at home makes. They found homework doesn't...
  • Jaipur: Girl, who developed cancer after teacher's beating, dies November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In a tragic story case of corporal punishment from Jaipur, a ten-year old girl, who was the daughter of a CNN-IBN Citizen journalist, has succumbed to cancer. She had lost partial vision after her teacher beat her for not doing her homework. CNN-IBN had first shown Piya Chaudhary's...
  • K'taka: 10-yr-old beaten for not finishing homework November 6, 2012

    Hassan: A shocking case of corporal punishment has been reported from Hassan, Karnataka where a 10-year-old girl of a government school was beaten up by her class teacher for not doing her homework. In the past four months, the once cheerful little fourth standard student has changed completely. She doesn't...
  • Chinese man buries son alive over homework April 21, 2012

    Beijing: A man in China's Yunnan province has been detained for allegedly beating his son and burying him alive over daily quibbles, a media report said. The suspect, surnamed Li, killed his six-year-old son for not doing his homework, reported Shanghai Daily citing a Yunnan.cn report. Li kicked his son in the...
  • Mother's weekly work worth 37k pounds per year July 24, 2011

    London: A mother is worth a salary of 37,000 pounds a year for her 71-hour week, a media report said Thursday quoting a study. The typical mum spends more than 10 hours a day on activities such as cleaning up after the children, putting them to bed and helping with homework. This...
  • No homework till Class 8 in Maharashtra soon September 18, 2010

    The Maharashtra government is set to scrap homework of students till Class VIII. But teachers and parents are divided over the move. ...
  • Student beaten to death for not doing homework February 18, 2010

    Bargarh: In a shocking case of corporal punishment in Orissa's Bargarh district, a class 6 student was beaten to death by his teacher for not doing his homework. So severe was the beating that the child complained of chest pain and later died of his injuries. The man who...
  • Ban homework and stop tuitions, says Amartya Sen December 20, 2009

    Kolkata: Thirty four per cent primary school students depend on private tuitions in West Bengal. And if findings of Pratichi India Trust in Kolkata are to be believed, 78 per cent of parents who sent their kids to free primary schools and Sishu Shiksha Kendras in rural Bengal feel private...
  • AP govt to ease burden of learning on kids December 11, 2007

    Hyderabad: A panel constituted by the Andhra Pradesh Education Department has decided to look into children's side of the story — the problems they face in schools. A Class 6 student, Sasirekha says, "I would like homework to be cancelled because it is a huge burden on us." Another Class 6...
  • Homework outsourcing, a new mantra for kids July 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Ever wondered how some students always come back from their summer vacations with wonderfully crafted projects while you and your child struggle with pieces of thermocol. Here is how. Science diagrams are all messed up, social studies still doesn't make sense and there are several submission deadlines to...
  • Kids can outsource homeworks now June 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Summer holidays are coming to an end for children are worried about the homeworks. But rather than being busy with books and studies, school children in Delhi are lining up for the easier way out- a trip to the homeworkwalas. Working is Melody Corporation Projects at the Janakpuri District...
  • Mother rewards son with marijuana September 13, 2006

    Gettysburg: A woman facing drug charges admitted in court that she smoked marijuana with her 13-year-old son, often to reward him for doing his homework. Thirty-year-old Amanda Lynn Livelsberger pleaded guilty to several misdemeanor drug charges Monday in Adams Country court and will be sentenced on November 27. She admitted she...
  • School suspends 500 students August 24, 2006

    Lancaster (Texas): Students in Lancaster, Texas had a rough beginning to their new school year. More than 500 students in the district served in-school suspensions, or were sent home for not finishing their summer homework. It's part of the district's zero tolerance policy that began last year when over a thousand...