School Climate & Safety Opinion

Sleep Deprivation Slows Learning By A Year

By Alexander Russo — October 10, 2007 1 min read
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Yesterday, I ranted about the dangers of students multitasking while trying to learn. Today’s rant is about sleep deprivation. Thanks to a post from former US News reporter Stacey Schultz on her blog, Fussbucket, we learn about a new NY magazine story showing that sleep deprivation has concrete effects on how much students learn, and that districts (and parents) who have addressed the issue have seen achievement go up.

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