Newsletters

Read our newsletters to stay up-to-date on later start progress in New Canaan. Sign the petition to subscribe to the newsletters.

Newsletter 1 "What Are We All About", March 13, 2018

Newsletter 2 "Later Start and Athletes", April 4, 2018


Want to know more? Here are our top 10 resources on adolescent sleep and start times. 

 

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Full text of the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement: School Start Times for Adolescents 

When people ask us why we care so much about school start times, we point them here. 

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In this popular TED talk, sleep researcher Wendy Troxel succinctly describes why schools should start later. 

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Sleepforsuccesswestport.com

Created by a Westport mom, who is also on the Westport RTM (their version of town council), the Sleep for Success website contains well-cited explanations of the research on the science of adolescent sleep. As a former Harvard varsity athlete, the author is particularly informed about the impact of sleep on athletic performance. 

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Startschoollater.net

This is the website of the national organization Start School Later. Go here for case studies of schools that have changed times, links to the latest research, current efforts around the country to change start times, and more.

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New Canaan's League of Women Voters Report on Adolescent Sleep Needs and School Start Times

Did you know that New Canaan studied start times in 2006, around the time that Wilton changed their times? The League of Women Voters conducted a study, surveyed students, parents and teachers and strongly recommended that New Canaan change start times. Key information in this report:  survey of New Canaan parents and students done in 2006, showing the desire to change start times and exactly how much (or little) sleep our adolescents are getting. 

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Want to know more about how sleep can be a secret weapon for athletes? This Sports Illustrated article about the NFL sums up how athletes are using sleep science to get an edge.

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Craig Canapari, Director of the Yale Pediatric Sleep Center, has a website offering practical advice about teen sleep.

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Judith Owens, Director of Sleep Research at Children's Hospital in Boston and lead author of the AAP's policy statement on start times, gave a talk in Greenwich. Watch the full video of her very informative presentation.

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The Economic Case for Letting Teenagers Sleep a Little Later