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Orange Ribbon bill for teen sleep in Md.

The Md. legislature is considering a bill that would recognize school systems that adjust 1st bells in accordance with research-driven teen sleep times.

Kids who go to bed early have higher GPAs

Do you have a GPA that is lower than you expect? It could be that you're not getting enough sleep or you're going to bed too late on school nights.

Md. parents disappointed with start-time change

The change to H.S. start times in 1 Md. county from 7:17 to 8:30 AM can't come soon enough for leaders of key parent groups.

Top parent fears about teen cellphone use

Duke Univ. examines 7 common fears about the influence of mobile technologies on adolescents’ safety, social development, cognitive performance, & sleep.

Researchers: Start high school at 10 AM

Research suggest starting high school as late as 10 or 11 AM. A compromise would be not starting class while students are still asleep.

CDC says kids need more sleep

Schools are, once again, called on by scientists, doctors, parents, and advocates to adjust start times for HS students to no earlier than 8:30.

Balto. Co. goes the other way on teen sleep

It blows our mind that some high schools will be ringing the first bell even earlier this fall, flying in the face of decades of research.

A good rest is critical to long-term learning

If you're not getting enough sleep, it could keep you from applying what you learn to new situations over the long term, research suggests.

Lack of sleep increases failure risk in school

A Md. county considers, again, starting high school after 7:17, because teen sleep patterns put kids at risk of failure if they don't get enough sleep.

Pediatricians call for school start times after 8:30

Studies have been on record for years, and the Amer. Acad. of Pediatrics has now issued a call to start school later so teens can get some more sleep.