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November 20, 2019 | Number of The Day
NJ students who say they’ll have homework over Thanksgiving break

Nearly two in three students in New Jersey schools — 62% — say they will have homework to do during the Thanksgiving holiday break.

That’s enough of a load to rank Garden State scholars third among their peers across the nation, according to a survey conducted by Brainly, the online learning platform.  Only students in Oregon and New York were more likely to be asked to hit the books during the Thanksgiving break.

Rounding out the top 10 states were: Colorado, 60%; Arizona, 59%, Massachusetts, 58%; Tennessee, 58%; California, 57%; Illinois, 55%, and Georgia, 54%.

Across the nation, just over half of students reported having homework waiting for them over the holiday; slightly more, 55%, said they had no intention of studying during the break.