The Answer Sheet: sleep

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/06/2013

Is Fairfax's new sleep-in program for some students fair?

With research proving teens have different sleep rhythms, why can't all high schools start school later?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:12 PM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens and sleep, When Should High School Start?

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Americans: The world's sleepiest students

An analysis of data on sleepy students collected from countries around the world.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:22 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Instruction Affected, Sleep and School

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Study: Homeschoolers get more sleep, may be better prepared to learn

A new study of a few thousand students found that homeschoolers get more sleep than students at traditional public and private schools. What are the consequences?

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sleepy Teens, Teens and sleep

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/30/2010

The surprising thing teachers want from parents -- Willingham

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham asked teachers: "If you could magically make parents do ONE thing this coming school year to support their child, what would it be?" Here's the surprising answer.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Daniel Willingham, Daniel Willingham, Daniel Willingham, Daniel Willingham | Tags:  daniel willingham, how many hours should kids sleep?, parent involvement, sleep and teens, students and sleep, teenagers and sleep

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/06/2009

Checking It Out: Why Teens Stay Up Late--and School Starts Early

It’s 10:45 p.m. and the light is still on in your teenager’s bedroom. Your child is not the slightest bit tired--but you know that waking him or her early for school the next morning will be torture. It may be tempting to blame this behavior on computers, cell phones and coffee. But, researchers say, this is the way teens are biologically programmed--even though most school systems gloss over this when setting high school start times.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/06/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  teens and sleep

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/10/2009

Who Is Right in Fairfax Schools Contract Issue?

A coalition of Fairfax County parents groups and teachers unions are upset at what they say was little public input into an expected decision tonight by the School Board to extend the control of Jack Dale, the schools superintendent. This...

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/10/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County Public Schools | Tags:  Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County School Board, Jack Dale, teenagers and sleep

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/31/2009

The First Chat

Thanks for all the questions sent to The Answer Sheet for our first chat about a range of issues. Read a transcript by clicking here....

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spanish, foreign language, homework, parents, physical education, school, sleep, students