Why So Early? Rethinking the High School Start Time:
A Community Forum
Tuesday, January 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Newton North High School Cafeteria
Concerned about the impact of limited sleep on your student? There is a lot of evidence that delaying the start time for high school can improve the physical and mental health of students, reduce tardiness, and improve learning in school. Newton is in the process of studying a later start time for the two high schools. The School Committee has formed the High School Start Time Working Group to study the benefits and challenges of doing so. Find out more at http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/laterstarttime.
On January 26, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the Newton North cafeteria, the Newton North School Council is sponsoring a forum to inform the community about the benefits and challenges of a later high school start time in our city. We are pleased to be joined by Superintendent David Fleishman, Working Group and School Committee members Ellen Gibson and Ruth Goldman, and Dr. Christopher Landrigan, a Newton parent and a physician and researcher in the Division of Sleep Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We will also hear from high school students and faculty about their experiences. We welcome your participation in the conversation about a later high school start time in Newton.
Even if you attended the forum last April at Newton South, this forum will have updated information, including where the process stands right now in Newton, as well as a new keynote speaker.
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• Find resources on teen sleep and later high school start time here