Grade appropriate homework and time requirements employed. There could be a greater focus on fundamental math and matching assigned homework to the cognitive abilities of the children. Giving a second grader an area problem makes little sense when they don't have a solid grasp of multiplication. Reading and writing are strongly supported with a solid curriculum.
Strongly agree is chosen here because it is not the fault of the school that the "every kid gets a trophy" mindset prevails in society.
Children are encouraged to reach their potential and the school embraces the fact that not everyone can be a math or reading "rock star".
Strong integration of special needs students into regular classrooms gives kids early introduction to the adaptations that others may need in order to acclimate to environments that would otherwise present great challenge.