Two Takes on Later school start times: One for and one against

A new study on the benefits of later school start times for teenagers was highlighted in an article by Carolyn Crist of District Administration today:

“Many district administrators seem to agree that teenagers need more sleep. A new study released in February indicates that attendance and graduation rates may match the science, too…”

Read the remainder of the article at DistrictAdministration.com

On the other hand, an additional study from Surrey University and Harvard Medical School took a different point of view on the solution to tired teens. The article from TES.com, titled ‘Later school start time ‘not the solution’ for tired teens’, discusses the impact that light has on the sleep patterns of students. 

“The problem, they say, is teenagers’ exposure to light. Getting up late in the morning leads to them leaving the lights on later at night, which delays their biological clock – in turn making it harder to get up…”

Read the remainder of this article at TES.com.

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