Why So Early? Rethinking the High School Start Time – Community Forum on April 6

Reminder: Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00PM at Brown Middle School, join the South School Council and Brown and Oak Hill PTOs to explore the research on teen sleep to understand why the Newton School Committee is studying a later start time for all Newton high schools. If you missed the prior two forums at North and South, this is a great opportunity to join the community conversation.

The featured speaker will be Dr. Christopher Landrigan, Director of the Sleep and Patient Safety Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Research Director of Inpatient Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Landrigan is also a South and Brown parent; he gave the keynote talk at January’s High School Start Time Forum at Newton North. We will also hear the perspectives of a high school teacher and student and receive an update from the School Committee’s High School Start Time Working Group.