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Reading Late Start Committee Updates

Other Current Research Supporting Later Start Times Includes:

American Medical Association 2016

American Psychological Association

MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) has issued a position paper on starting later.

National Education Association

National Sleep Foundation

Society of Behavioral Medicine 2017

Ted Talk on Late Start



Additional Research

New York Times (December 12, 2018)

  • Seattle School District Changed Start Time from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • Student sleep on average changed from 6 hours and 50 minutes per night to 7 hours and 24 minutes per night.
  • 4.5% increase in grades
  • Increase in punctuality and attendance

Starting School Later Really Does Help Teens Get Sleep 

Science Advances (December 12, 2018)

Sleepmore in Seattle: Later school start times are associated with more sleep and better performance in high school students


For more information on Screen Time and its Effect on Children, check out:  

Common Sense Media - Screen Time

Do you have questions or need further clarification about the RMHS Late Start plan for 2019-2020?  If so, please complete the survey attached here so that someone can reach out to you and/or we can and add them to an F and Q page.

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