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Changing TImes: Findings from the First Longitudianl Study of Later High School Start Times
Wahlstrom, Kyla (NASSP Bulletin, 2002)
 

Title 
Changing TImes: Findings from the First Longitudianl Study of Later High School Start Times

Author(s)

Issue Date
2002-12

Publisher
NASSP Bulletin

Abstract
In the early 1990s, medical research found that teenagers have biologically different sleep and wake patterns than the preadolescent or adult population. On the basis of that information, in 1997 the seven comprehensive high schools in the Minneapolis Public School District shifted the school start time from 7:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. This article examines that change, finding significant benefits such as improved attendance and enrollment rates, less sleeping in class, and less student-reported depression. Policy implications are briefly discussed, acknowledging this to be a highly charged issue in school districts across the United States.

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Series/Report Number
Voloume 86
No 633

Suggested Citation
Wahlstrom, Kyla. (2002). Changing TImes: Findings from the First Longitudianl Study of Later High School Start Times. NASSP Bulletin. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/139295.


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