School district in Massachusetts trying out year of no homework

The plan comes as school days are being extended by two hours as part of the state receivership program to help transform the "chronically under-performing" district.

The idea was proposed by Principal Jackie Glasheen, according to Western Mass. News.

"Some people think it's a crazy idea,” Kelly said. "We really want our kids to go home at 4:00 tired.  We want their brain to be tired. We want them to enjoy their families, to go to soccer and football practice.”

Western Mass. News says this is a one-year pilot program at several schools and will be evaluated next summer.