Endorsements for Start School Later Inc.
Start School Later's multi-level approach to the school start time issue have already begun to get results.
Parent Advocates for a Later Start (PALS):
"Happy to report that our school district voted unanimously against the condensed schedule which included earlier start times. I'd like to think that all the evidence from your website along with proof of so many states following [suit] helped sway them."
"The Lloyd Society, Inc. finds the work of Start School Later, Inc. to be of great value for the benefit of marginalized teens across the United States. Thank you for your work to highlight the far-reaching impact of sleep deprivation as a health issue with serious equity considerations."
"This group is largely responsible for the successful outcome. I am VERY happy for our teenagers!!"
"Humans spend the first 18 plus years establishing and normalizing the rhythms of sleep. It's not something that can be forced by setting unrealistic schedules that run counter to the circadian rhythms of children. Having children start school too early leaves them sleep deprived and raises the risk for learning difficulties and accidents."
League of Women Voters of Connecticut credits Start School Later with revitalizing activism efforts around the country - May 2012
York County, VA Board of Education Member
I am a School Bd member in York County, VA trying to raise the issue of later start time. The information on your website has been great! So appreciative of your work! ...
We will be discussing later school start time surveys at our meeting tonight, but our superintendent is leaving to work for Loudon Co, VA so this may cause a delay.
Again, thank you for this valuable website! - Cindy Kirschke, Board of Education Member, York County, VA
RESULTS SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES
In landmark legislation, the Maryland General Assembly has just unanimously passed the first ever state or national bill to address the#startschoollater issue via #HB883 sponsored by Delegate Aruna Miller and passed unanimously by both the House of Delegates and Senate. CLICK HERE to read the bill text.
Washington PTA adopts Healthy Sleep Initiative - May 2012
Montgomery County Public Schools (MD)