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High School Start Time

Stand Up for Sleep-Deprived Students

Vicki Abeles | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Vicki Abeles

For growing teens, this daily trudge is more than a minor annoyance. Countless studies and medical experts are sounding the alarm (no pun intended): Insufficient sleep is endangering our students' health and learning.

Teens Need More Than Just Later School Start Times to Fix Their Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Monitor your teen for signs of excessive sleepiness, and when present, take steps to address it. A later school start time does not shield your teen from excessive sleepiness.

Rebecca Klein

Pediatricians Officially Want High Schools To Start Later | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Studies have shown that it helps, top education officials have recommended it, and now doctors are officially saying the same. On Monday, the Amer...

How A 17-Year-Old Gave Her School A Big Wake-Up Call

Posted 08.13.2014 | Teen

Jilly Dos Santos, 17, convinced her school to push its start time back so students could get more sleep -- and other schools are following her lea...

Is It Time To Start School Later?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many parents and school officials will likely have their own schedules and routines affected by any changes. But even small delays in favor of students can have significant effects on the quantity and quality of their nightly rest, their physical and emotional health, and their performance at school during the day.

Why Thousands Of Students Are Getting Longer School Days

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of students in five states will be spending more time at school. More than 9,000 students are attending select, hi...

Arne Duncan: Schools Should Start Later

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying...

The BIG Benefits Of Later High School Start Times

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents

Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she's not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arri...