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ERIC Number: EJ779631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
Changing Times: Findings from the First Longitudinal Study of Later High School Start Times
Wahlstrom, Kyla
NASSP Bulletin, v86 n633 p3-21 2002
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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