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Homework Series, Part One

Across the nation, educators are balancing mandates to improve test scores and a chronic lack of resources with the need for children to have enough time to simply be children. In the first of a four-part series about homework on Morning Edition, NPR's Margot Adler examines how the increasing academic workload is stressing out kids and their families.

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Margot Adler died on July 28, 2014 at her home in New York City. She was 68 and had been battling cancer. Listen to NPR Correspondent David Folkenflik's retrospective on her life and career