Homework is an essential part of the learning process. To succeed, it’s important that students understand the benefits of doing homework.
How does homework help you?
Research shows that children who spend more time on homework, on average, do better in school. Homework:
Teaches responsibility–Doing homework every day at the same time helps students develop responsibility and prepares them for adulthood.
Provides reinforcement–Helps students understand that learning doesn't stop when the school bell rings.
View our guide to the CPS Homework Policy to learn more about the benefits of doing homework. The guide is available in English, Spanish and Polish.
Here are a variety of websites that students can use to get help with their homework:
Elementary and high school students have access to a variety of subscription online databases through the Chicago Public Schools libraries.