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August 17, 2015

New School Year May Trigger Uptick in Headaches for Some Students

Changes in routines associated with the end of summer, a lack of sleep, academic stress, poor hydration, and prolonged screen time may contribute to higher levels of kids' headaches in the fall, doctors speculated.

December 31, 2014

School Climate and Child Wellness: Rules for Engagement's Most-Read Posts of 2014

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.

December 22, 2014

E-Story Before Bed May Make It Harder to Sleep, Study Finds

A new study suggests those reading at night using an electronic device had poorer sleep than those reading print.

October 24, 2014

Virginia District's Plan to Start School Later Will Cost $5 Million

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.

October 21, 2014

Blue-Spectrum Light May Boost Classroom Cognition, Study Says

A German study finds boosting artificial sunlight in morning classes may help students concentrate.

August 25, 2014

Pediatricians Call for Later School Start Times to Combat Sleep Deprivation

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

Another Study Fuels Movement to Push Back High School Start Times

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

Social, School Relationships Can Affect Teenagers' Sleep Habits

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

Duncan: Later Start Times for Schools Is 'Common Sense'

Citing research on adolescent sleep and academic success, the education secretary suggested districts consider delaying school start times.

March 21, 2013

Sleeping Is for the Homeschooled

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.

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