AASM publishes new school start times position statement

A new AASM position statement published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 a.m. or later for middle school and high school students. The AASM encourages primary academic institutions, school boards, parents, and policy makers to raise public awareness to promote a national standard of middle school and high school start times of 8:30 a.m. or later. Starting school at 8:30 a.m. or later will help ensure that middle school and high school students begin the day awake, alert, and ready to learn.

Read the statement in JCSMDelaying Middle School and High School Start Times Promotes Student Health and Performance: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Position Statement

Read the press release – AASM position: Delaying middle school, high school start times is beneficial to students

2017-04-14T00:00:00+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Professional Development|