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10-27-17 Education in the News

Star Ledger--This school district is listening to science and pushing its start times back

BURLINGTON CITY -- After years of research calling for later start times at high schools, a South Jersey district is heeding the call and rolling back their first bells to give students more sleep.

City of Burlington Public Schools superintendent Patricia Doloughty announced the shift to students and parents in a letter last month. The changes will begin with the 2018-2019 school year. 

The move comes as schools in 45 states across the country have delayed their start times to coincide with what scientists say is a more natural wakeup time for adolescents. Currently, the average teen gets less than seven hours of sleep a night by the end of high school, when they should be sleeping for more than nine hours, according to the National Sleep Foundation. 

http://www.nj.com/burlington/index.ssf/2017/10/this_school_district_is_listening_to_science_and_p.html#incart_river_index

Amanda Hoover| Updated on October 25, 2017 at 9:29 AM Posted on October 25, 2017 at 7:50 AM

 

Press of Atlantic City—Photo Gallery--SEEN at the NJ School Boards Association Workshop 2017 in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — The New Jersey School Boards Association hosted its Workshop 2017 this week at the Atlantic City Convention Center "Education for a Common Purpose," cohosted by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/gallery/seen-at-the-nj-school-boards-association-workshop-in-atlantic/collection_fcb3721a-fdf8-50a8-9af4-028fba9ca457.html#26

Oct 25, 2017

 

Education Week--High School Students Negatively Affected by Current Political Climate, Says Report

In the days following Election Day last year, teachers spoke to Education Week about some of the challenges that they, along with their students, faced in the classroom. A new study reveals these challenges continued to impact students and teachers as the first year of Donald Trump's presidency progressed.

The study from UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access indicates that high school students are negatively impacted by the current national political environment.

Researchers analyzed reports from over 1,500 teachers across the country about the changes in school climate during the first four months of Trump's presidency.

According to their testimonials, there are three ways in which the national political environment negatively affects high school students: heightened student stress about their own well-being and that of their families; polarized and contentious classroom environments; and rhetoric targeting vulnerable students.

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2017/10/new_report_finds_high_school_students_are_negatively_impacted_by_the_current_political_climate.html

By Hannah Sarisohn| October 26, 2017 12:34 PM


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