Is School Starting too Early?
What effect would school starting later have on students?
Why does it matter that students come to school early?
Buses that serve magnet schools cover a larger area so ride times are typically longer for magnet schools. Therefore, almost all magnet schools try to began at the earliest times.
What is the effect of teenagers waking up early?
Is it better for the student to wake up early?
Research has found that start times have little effect on elementary school students. More than half of all elementary school start at 8:15 while most of the rest begin at 9:15. This late start time has no academic effect on students, while early start times do. CDC teams stated that in puberty sleeping patterns commonly shift so adolescents become more sleepy later at night, thus leading to needing more sleep later in the morning.
Is how much sleep you get important to your test scores?
Yes,NBC and CDC say "The combination of delayed bedtimes and early school start times results in inadequate sleep for a large portion of the adolescent population.The consequences of this are clear. Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight; not engage in daily physical activity; suffer from depressive symptoms; engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking tobacco, and using illicit drugs; and perform poorly in school," they wrote.