Dr.'s urge delayed school times for teens #ncadmin http://t.co/mtXyA4vSLWI was contacted by Wade Allen of the Gaston Gazette and responded via email to "my opinion on teen sleep habits" and "if I think this would be a good or bad idea". After emailing my responses, I also conducted a phone interview with Wade, which he used for the article:
— Craig Smith (@CSmithGoBlue) August 26, 2014
Pushing back the school bell? Yesterday's @gastongazette http://t.co/lHvmaGJP64 pic.twitter.com/xcdOYQfIw6I wanted to share my email responses, as they are more relevant to the AAP recommendation:
— Craig Smith (@CSmithGoBlue) August 30, 2014
"It's challenging to make a blanket-statement if high school students get enough sleep. Our [Ashbrook High School] students are actually fortunate school does not begin until 8:00 AM, as many high schools in the region begin at 7:15 AM."
"Adjusting the start/end times would not directly impact many of the reasons for teens' lack of sleep, stated by the AAP, such as part-time jobs and the 'use of technology' [quoted from AAP article]. The AAP urges schools to start later, but this would not automatically correct the reasons students are not receiving 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep."
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