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Maryland school abolishes homework

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It's every school kid's dream come true. There's no more homework at a Maryland elementary school.

According to Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., Students at Gaithersburg Elementary School must read a book for 30 minutes per night. 

Stephanie Brant took over as principal two years ago.

She had her staff conduct a review of homework assignments, and found teachers were assigning homework because they felt they had to.

The district signed off on her no-homework plan and so far test scores have been solid.

In the most recent round of Maryland proficiency exams (2010-2011), fifth graders at Gaithersburg Elementary School scored about 72 percent proficiency in math and about 81 percent proficiency in reading.

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