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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

No school -- and no homework, either

NEEDHAM

High schoolers in Needham recently enjoyed a no-homework vacation, according to a Wall Street Journal article published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Senior Ariana Wermer-Colan, however, said that she still spent a significant amount of time studying. "It's too competitive not to," she said.

Schools are increasingly giving students less homework and concentrating instead on making the best use of the time the students spend in the school buildings, the Journal article notes.

Wermer-Colan, while looking forward to another homework-free vacation in February, is concerning herself with college applications. She's applied to 11 schools.

-- Adam Sell

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