On a weekend, teenagers might sleep late into the morning, even into early afternoon if you let them. But on school days, they’re peeling themselves out of bed early. Could that affect how well they do in school? CPR’s education reporter Jenny Brundin talks about some new research on the topic, along with the question of whether teachers are spending too much time getting introverted students to talk. Ryan Warner talks with Jenny Brundin.

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Push Back School Start Times

Do Schools Begin Too Early? 

Start School Later Research Articles

Organizing Schools to Improve Student Achievement: Start Times, Grade Configurations, and Teacher Assignments (School Start Times, Chapter 2)

Start School Later

Centers for Disease Control, Insufficient Sleep among High School Students Associated With A Variety of Health Risk Behaviors

Delaying School Start Times




Education Week: Studies Illustrate Plight of Introverted Students


Republic of Noise: The Loss of Solitude in Schools and Culture


The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking



Being Alone, Playing Alone, and Acting Alone: Distinguishing among Reticence and Passive and Active Solitude in Young Children


Exploring processes linking shyness and academic achievement in childhood