Thursday, March 23, 2006

A Cure For Student Sleepwalking Syndrome?

Should high school classes start later in the morning? The Quick and the Ed says yes:
Educators are finally waking up to the reality that high schoolers need to sleep later. High schools have traditionally started their days in the wee hours of the morning in deference to football coaches, band leaders, and others who run the after-school schedule. But the school systems in Milwaukee, Tulsa, Minneapolis and several other cities have pushed back their high-school start times from as early as 7:15 to as late as 8:45. The reason? Research revealing that students are routinely "substantially sleep deprived" when they show up to school much before 8:15.
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