Reading List

Reading List on Sleep and School Start Times

 The purpose of this document is toprovide material on adolescent sleep and the impact of school starttimes on student sleep and daytime functioning.

Recent Articles

SmartSchoolStart.org – links to background, research, discussion

American Academy of Pediatrics
Policy statement recommending later school start times for adolescents:


Elementary Feedback on Changed Start Times

American Psychological Association – Early Elementary School Start Times Tougher on Economically Advantaged Children

Journal of Educational Psychology

Times Dispatch article – Higher teen crash rates tied to early school day

National Sleep Foundation

Impact of Early School Start Times on Teens (Debbie Moore) –

Education Next

Fairfax Public Schools conducted an extensive study on school start times and posted their findings on their website. http://www.fcps.edu/news/starttimes.shtml