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August 23, 2010

LA Times interviews Wahlstrom on benefits of later school start times

Wahlstrom.jpgProfessor Kyla Wahlstrom is featured in a Los Angeles Times story titled "Later school start times and Zzzs to A's," which focuses on the increasing body of research indicating that delaying school start times -- even by just 30 minutes -- makes a significant difference in how well students feel and perform in school. One of the first and most influential studies was conducted in the mid-1990s by Wahlstrom and her research team at the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI). It led the way for continuing study of later start times and their relationship to educational achievement for high school students.

June 10, 2010

MSNBC interviews Wahlstrom on link between teen car crashes and school start times

Kyla WahlstromKyla Wahlstrom, director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI), discusses her research on the negative effects of early school start times on teenagers in a recent MSNBC story on car accident rates among teens. The focus of new research suggests that when high schools start too early, sleep-deprived teenagers are more likely to crash their cars. These new studies build on the ground-breaking work of Wahlstrom and CAREI that established the benefits of later high school start times for students.

April 13, 2010

Tapping parents, community drives results

DSC_6427.jpgResearch from Kyla Wahlstrom and Karen Seashore demonstrates that collective leadership, shared between education professionals, parents, and other community members, leads to student achievement.

Their findings, which will be part of the upcoming Wallace Foundation report, "Learning from Leadership: Investigating the Links to Improve Student Learning," are included in a larger story regarding parent leadership--available in the Winter/Spring '10 issue of Connect, the college magazine.