For more than 4 years, Profs. Horacio de la Iglesia and Marti Bosma have been working with other sleep specialists, teachers, and parents to convince stakeholders to move start time for middle and high schools to later times, which are in tune with the circadian and sleep biology of teenagers. Now, the Seattle School Board finally approved later start times for most middle and all high schools in the district. This decision is in line with the latest recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics and it is a historic decision, as ours is the largest district in the country to approve such a move. Check out this Seattle Times article for more information.
Congratulations Horacio and Marti and thank you for your hard work!