If Senator Anthony Portantino gets his way, California will be the first state in the nation to ensure that teenagers can
"School leaders will join policy experts to collaborate on how to ensure a smooth return to more traditional school hours
Kids will get to operate on a “much more humane schedule,” one teacher says.
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"Even just delaying school by half an hour will actually have a big impact on a teenager's ability to perform academically."
"More and more students treat high school like a job. They get up super early and stay up late. It's definitely not healthy."
I used to think school start times should be a local decision -- until I spent 15 years working to get my district to delay a 7:17 a.m. school bell that made my children sick and chronically sleep-deprived.
Most Pennsylvania middle and high school students start class too early in the morning to get healthy sleep. This could change soon thanks to legislation just introduced by Representative Tim Briggs of Montgomery County, which directs the state department of education to study the relationship between teen sleep and school start times.
"Montgomery County's multi-year, full-county effort to change start times, supported by over 80% of county parents, resulted
The bottom line is sleep enhances athletic performance and participation. Students need both. Sports are not a substitute for adequate sleep, and it's not in the best interest of students to power through fatigue.