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ERIC Number: ED561910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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Later Education Start Times in Adolescence: Time for Change
Kelley, Paul; Lee, Clark
Education Commission of the States
School start times for adolescents in the United States are typically too early to be healthy for this age group. There is significant evidence from the research literature that early starts have serious negative impacts on students. In particular, early education start times in adolescence cause chronic sleep deprivation, which damages both adolescents' education and health. Fortunately, chronic sleep deprivation is one of the more preventable public health issues facing the nation. This brief report summarizes the latest research on the subject, explores policy options to address this education and public health issue, and sets forth the recommendation that education start times be adjusted appropriately for U.S. adolescents.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States