IN THE PRESS

KIDSFIRST BARRINGTON RELEASES TRANSPORTATION STATEMENT

“We urge the District and the current Transportation Consultant to (1) closely examine the East Greenwich experience to see what it might hold for Barrington and (2) consider the following three key transportation issues and proposed solutions...”

KidsFirst Barrington Facebook - March 7th, 2018

BARRINGTON SCHOOL BOARD VOTES FOR LATER START TIMES

“‘For us, for me as a school committee member, when I look at the research, it would be negligent of me to ignore that data,’ said Ms. Brody.”

EastBayRI.com - January 7, 2016

BARRINGTON OPTS TO START HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES LATER

“Brody said that she and the supporters of the plan ‘recognize that change is hard. But we also need to recognize that the research tells us you have an opportunity to provide a systemic foundation for supporting health and wellness of students.”

“‘There is work to be done,’ she said. ‘This is the first step.’”

The Providence Journal, Republic.com - January 9, 2016

TEEN-AGERS NEED MORE SLEEP. THAT TAKES GOOD POLICY AS WELL AS GOOD PARENTING.

“We need to overcome resistance to later school start times. More rest improves teens' well-being, public safety and academic performance.”

USA TODAY, UsaToday.com - January 26, 2018

BIDDEFORD, SACO, DAYTON TO PUSH BACK START TIMES FOR MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

“The joint meeting at Pepperell Mill drew dozens of parents and medical professionals, who presented data that suggests teenagers who begin their school day at 8:30 a.m. or later learn better, live healthier lifestyles, are less prone to athletic injuries and less likely to engage in risky behaviors. No one from the public spoke against the proposal.”

PRESS HERALD, PressHerald.com - April 7, 2016

NEW START TIME FOR BURLINGTON SCHOOLS

“In recommending the changes, Superintendent Eric Conti said Tuesday night the decision won’t please everyone, but this would be the best option. He said it would be the best benefit, to the greatest number of students.”

BURLINGTON WICKED LOCAL, BurlingtonWickedLocal.com - November 15, 2017

HIGH SCHOOLS FIND LATER START TIME HELPS STUDENTS’ HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE

“Despite the challenges, once the Dux- bury school committee concluded that a later start time would be in students’ best interest, “we had to find a way to make it happen,” said Susan Skeiber, su- perintendent of Duxbury public schools.”

Journal of American Medical Association, JAMA - June 3, 2009

LESSONS TO BE LEARNED

“A summary of changes from our region, including multiple status reports from districts in different stages of implementation.”

Start School Later Wayland MA Chapter, www. waylandssl.wordpress.com - December 1, 2014

WHY SUPER BOWL TEAMS MIX IN SOME Z'S WITH THEIR X'S AND O'S

“The Patriot's dynasty began with a yawn. In 2002, a few hours before kickoff at Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans, Tom Brady wandered off inside the Superdome and found a quiet, isolated area, where the Patriots quarterback nodded off for perhaps the most legendary nap in sports history.”

ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 5 State of the Black Athlete Issue -- www.espn.com

NEXT BIG THING: SLEEP SCIENCE IS BECOMING THE NFL'S SECRET WEAPON

“The head coach explains his daring tactical shift at the postgame press conference. "Well, Deshaun's sleep hygiene has been terrible because of all our travel," he says. "Our monitors recorded a 37 percent reduction in high-order decision-making because of poor sleep. Meanwhile, Ezekiel's sleep hygiene has been great, speeding his recovery from that high ankle sprain. So we decided to pound the ball between the tackles."”

Bleacher Report - October 16, 2017 -- www.bleacherreport.com