Cathy Vatterott, associate professor of teaching and learning at UMSL, is a homework expert and has been quoted extensively on the effects too much homework can have on children, including in a recent issue of USA Today.

Cathy Vatterott, associate professor of teaching and learning at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, told USA Today too much homework can cause students to burn out and grades to suffer. It also “robs kids of downtime, family time, sleep and the opportunity to do a lot of the other things that families say are important for their children to having a balanced life,” she told the newspaper.

The USA Today article featuring Vatterott, which ran Aug. 7, was about how parents and teachers  can help children balance their homework load. The article then appeared in 17 other publications, including The New York Times, Yahoo!, NY Journal News, Texas Insider and Press of Atlantic City (N.J.). Visit usat.ly/oWGfEM to read the original article.

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Oluchi Onyegbula, a psychology major and co-president of the Able-Disable Partnership, leads an accessibility walk Thursday on the UMSL campus.