Report Shows the Benefits of Later School Start Times (October 26, 2019)

On October 17, 2019, the Pennsylvania Joint State Commission on School Start Times released its report showing that later secondary school start times (i.e., after 8:30 AM), result in students getting more sleep, which helps to improve student health and educational performance. The report, a direct result of PA Senate Resolution 417, aligns with research that demonstrates the increased likelihood that, with later start times, teens will sleep the minimum recommended amount of time, which yields positive results.

To view the  report click on this title: “Sleep Deprivation in Adolescents: The Case for Delaying Secondary School Start Times.”