Education Reform

By Maria, Bryn, Brett, Anna, and Lindsey


The typical school routine that families have been used to for years should be reconsidered. The current early-starting 7 hour days 5 days per week seems to be in place more for convenience than for the actual benefit of students. The structure of schools should be reformed in order to improve education and learning.

Block Scheduling

  • Benefits school systems
  • Benefits teachers
  • Benefits students

Late Start

  • Teen sleep statistics
  • Consequences of sleep deprivation
  • Benefits of later start times

Year-Round Schooling

  • Advantages of year-round schooling
  • Feasibility- Can it be done?

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