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Re: School Starting times?

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Louise (
Fri, 20 Feb 1998 16:17:11 -0500

>Thank you all for your excellent advice on new classroom setups. We'll see
>what happens....
>Another question:
>My school is k-3 (ages 5-8). Other schools in the district with older
>students start their days much earlier than ours does. My experience,
>however, is that younger children are much more ready to learn early in the
>day, rather than older children.
>I am working with another teacher to convince the district that primary
>schools need to begin instruction early, like 8am, rather than our current
>9am. We need documentation to back this up, however. Any suggestions?
> Thanks as always,
> Crack-of-dawn-Eric

There has been considerable discussion lately on circadian rhythms. I
guess I'd start there.