New York Times Article – The Science of Adolescent Sleep — Burlington School Start Times

We posted about New York Times article titled The Science of Adolescent Sleep back in May and promised to re-post it due to some of the conversations at our community forums on moving to a later start for BHS next fall. The article highlighted the feelings of many presenters at a recent conference on adolescent sleep, health and […]

via New York Times Article – The Science of Adolescent Sleep — Burlington School Start Times

2 thoughts on “New York Times Article – The Science of Adolescent Sleep — Burlington School Start Times

  1. William Kane

    If these snowflakes are not getting enough sleep, how are they all getting into college? Maybe if they were not on their devices all night they might get to be on time.

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  2. carolyn alessi

    As adults we tend to compare the experience of today’s high school student to when we were all in high school. Nothing could be further from the truth. The level of homework that students receive today far exceeds what we were doing. I watch my child do homework until 11:00 most nights and on nights when she has had band rehearsal until 9 PM, she is sometimes up until 2:00-3:00 in the morning. She is a good student who wants to excel and also enjoy some extracurricular activity. In college, the average student has 2-3 classes a day and then has many hours free to do work. In high school we expect them to be in school all day, do extracurricular activities, take honors and AP classes and complete the work all in the same day. Honestly, if I were in high school today, I think I would be burned out by college. I really favor the late start, although my child worries that it will only push her to be up even later as she will finish the day later. I think the late start is a good start, but I believe more focus on the level of work expected to be completed outside of school is paramount.

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