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Start School Later: A Movement Whose Time Has Come

Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD

If you've ever tried to wake a teenager for school at 0-Dark Thirty, you may suspect you're fighting a losing battle. Actually what you're fighting is...

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.

The Science-Backed Reason Schools Should Start Later

Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Only 3.8 percent of public high schools in the United States start at 9 a.m. or later -- particularly troubling for the teens who learn there, who can...

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 lead. F...

Why Teens Need To Start School Later

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

What you may not realize is that your child is not lazy at all. In most cases your teen is just not getting enough sleep. Now, schools across America are recognizing this and starting to take action accordingly.

WATCH: Harvard Professor Argues For Later School Start Times

Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living

As part of National Sleep Awareness Week, the National Sleep Foundation's annual campaign to remind people about the importance and value of sleep, Th...

POLL: Should Schools Start Later So Teens Can Sleep Longer?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

High school students across the country are waking up at the crack or dawn every day to make it to school by 8 a.m. or earlier. If you're one of the l...