Another thread I started brought up this equally timeless question: do you accept late work, and if so, what is your policy? I have worked in several different settings and tried several different approaches, and none are perfect. Last year, I accepted late work (just late -- not for absent students) for up to one week after the due date, for 50% credit. Even if it was one day late, it was 50%. This resulted in a lot of work being turned in that was obviously rushed, low-quality, or just plain old copied. So this year, I am considering going to a "no late work" policy, same as my department head (English, not sure about French). I don't love the idea of being so harsh, but I also know that there will be enough assignments so that a few missed items won't kill a student's grade (daily homework, that is). I hope it will motivate more students to turn in more work. What I am afraid of is discouraging kids who would eventually make up the work from even trying. I'm also worried that this policy might be too harsh for my one Jr. High class. Thoughts? Suggestions?