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School Schedules

Posted Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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School Schedules School used to start on the day after Labor Day. But many kids have already been in classes for week. School isn’t just starting earlier in the calendar, an estimated 40 percent of high schools start before 8am, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. That organization has just recommended that schools start no earlier than 8:30. Right now only 15 percent of high schools do that. So what’s the rush?




Dr. Cora Breuner, Adolescent Children’s Medicine Physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, member of the American Association of Pediatrics

Tom Ash, Director of Government Relations for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

Dr. Dennis Auckley, Director of the MetroHealth Center for Sleep Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

Philip Wagner, Superintendent of Licking Heights High School in central Ohio.

Additional Information

SOI: The Need to Sleep
Sleep: A Wake Up Call

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health

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