While research supports moving start times to allow teens to sleep longer, the Fairfax County, Va., district's move shows it's not always an easy decision.
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October 24, 2014
October 21, 2014
A German study finds boosting artificial sunlight in morning classes may help students concentrate.
August 25, 2014
Later start times in high school and middle school would accomodate shifting sleep-wake patterns associated with puberty, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new position statement.
March 14, 2014
Research from the University of Minnesota suggests adolescents may perform better and experience fewer problems when school starts at 8:30 a.m. or later so students can get more sleep.
December 05, 2013
A new University of Cincinnati study finds parents, peers, and school environment are more likely to predict a teenager's sleep habits than puberty alone.
September 05, 2013
Citing research on adolescent sleep and academic success, the education secretary suggested districts consider delaying school start times.
March 21, 2013
A new report on school start times shows homeschooled students match best with researcher recommendations. That's in no small part because of the short commute.
October 17, 2012
In a preliminary study of sleep effects on emotional behavior, researchers found one hour of sleep extension improves disposition among students.
August 08, 2012
Researchers say switching to more suitable shows improves sleep
June 17, 2010
Educators have long known the amount of sleep high school students get can affect their academic performance, but a new study shows sleep is important even for the youngest learners. Four-year-olds who have a regular bed time and sleep at least 11 hours a night performed better on developmental mea...