Wednesday, January 16, 2008

fascinating story on sleep and schools

In 2002, high schools in Jessamine County in Kentucky pushed back the first bell to 8:40 a.m., from 7:30 a.m. Attendance immediately went up, as did scores on standardized tests, which have continued to rise each year.

1 comment:

mbh said...

No surprise there... my nieces and nephews are up until midnight or so after doing school, sports, drama, whatever... then homework... they need SOME sleep. I know I didn't have energy like that when I was 17... when I was that young, we started school at 8:10... and that was barely tolerable to me...