Should School Start Later? Take a Listen

For years, evidence has been mounting to support a later school start time for adolescents. Dr. Anne Robinson, through her group, Smart Balance, has been spearheading a campaign for the Ridgewood, NJ school system to follow the science, demonstrate a real commitment to student wellbeing and push back the first bell. I interviewed Dr. Robinson on the Save the Change podcast, and if you have children in school, it is worth a listen.

What you will hear:
the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics
the rationale for this recommendation
the evidence in support
the outcomes in schools who have made the change
the counterarguments
and more …

To take a listen, please click here.

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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.


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