Behind the Headline: Are Sleepy Students Learning?

By 12/18/2012

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Are Sleepy Students Learning?
American Educator | Winter 2012-2013

Behind the Headline
Do Schools Begin Too Early?
Education Next | Summer 2012

Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham reviews the evidence on the impact of sleep on learning in the Winter issue of American Educator magazine. He explores how much sleep kids and teens are getting (not enough!) and what happens to students’ ability to think when they are sleepy. Finally, he looks at what could be done to get kids (especially teens) to sleep more, and reviews the research on school start times. A study published in Ed Next this summer found that earlier school start times were associated with lower test scores.

-Education Next

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