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3.31.2009



A school in Kent, England tried giving 300 high school students three days of the week to sleep in. Classes didn't start until 11:30 and ended at 5:30pm. They thought that teenagers minds work better during the day, and they were right: attendance, exam results, and behavior improved.

"Paul Kelley, the headteacher there, has been running a research project into teenagers' body-rhythms, which suggests that forcing students to start earlier in the day has a detrimental impact on their education and health."

- The Times Educational Supplement, March 20, 2009

Amen. If only they had done this at my high school. 7:40 is such an ungodly hour it's practically satanic. (I wanted to find a good picture of someone sleeping in, but the cat will do. I want to sleep in with it.)

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