School Start Times
The school start times committee page was created to provide information about the current research, discussions, meetings, presentations and resources available at Dover Sherborn Public Schools on the start time topic. Select one of the items below for further details.
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National Geographic "Sleepless in America"
Sleepless in America - School Start Times and Sleep Deprivation Channel Guide - NGG
Link to a list of presentations that provide a comprehensive view of research on teen sleep and its associated issues. Presentations begin with basic biological background and move towards policy implications.
Teens & Sleep, Later Start Times - Kyla Wahlstrom, Ph.D., presentation speaks to the updates elicited by changes in school start times
Implementing Later Start Times - by Kenneth Dragseth, Ph.D, Edina School District (retired Superintendent)
The Biology of Teen Sleep - by Mary Carskadon, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Sleep, Memory and Learning - by Dr. Robert Stickgold, Harvard Medical School
Link to series of web-based documentaries on sleep and its disorders developed for the general public in the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in collaboration with WGBH