School Start Times: Hotter Than July
From new books to new national surveys, focus on teen sleep health and school start times is heating up. You can find out more below, together with featured sleep education resources and a chance to help Start School Later while you shop.
"Adolescent sleep and School Start Times" by Start School Later Board Members Amy Wolfson, professor of psychology at Loyola University Maryland, and Terra Ziporyn [Snider], Start School Later's Executive Director
"Sleep, Health and Public Policy" by Start School Later Advisory Board Member Clark Lee, senior law and policy analyst at the University of Maryland's Center for Health and Homeland Security
"Principles of Sleep-Health Regulation" by Harvard Medical School's Steven W. Lockley, a member of Start School Later's Advisory Board and co-editor of this new book
Missed our conference? No worries! Now you can "bring" internationally-recognized sleep experts, health professionals, and school leaders to your town to discuss the science behind later start times and strategies to implement safe, healthy, equitable school hours in your community.
13 presentations and over 5 hours of video for $249.
Did you know you can help Start School Later without even trying? Just go to www.amazon.smile, designate Start School Later as your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase to Start School Later. If you're an Amazon Prime member, also be sure to mark your calendar for the fourth-annual Amazon Prime Day July 16/17, which features many one-of-a-kind deals for Prime members.
Start School Later is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization. We are enormously grateful to our supporting members, whose support allows us to keep working for safe, healthy, equitable school hours.
Quote of the the Month"This isn’t an issue about sports or buses or parent timetables. It’s about one thing -- it’s about the health and well-being of our kids."--Cohasset, MA parent, on the need for later high school start times in her community via Wicked Local Cohasset
New National Data on Teen Sleep
The numbers are in from the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveys--and they aren't good. Not only are nearly 3/4 of all U.S. high school students getting under the minimum amount of recommend sleep on school nights, but the percentage has dropped since the surveys started asking about teen sleep in 2007.
NEED SLEEP EDUCATION RESOURCES?
Check out SLEEP 101, an award-winning interactive sleep education program co-developed by Brigham & Women's Hospital's Sleep Health Institute and Healthy Hours, our education arm--with video contributions by The Huffington Post.