Take Note: The Research Behind Proposed Changes To The SCASD School Day

Nov 3, 2017

State College Area School District Superintendent Bob O'Donnell, Penn State education researcher Ed Fuller and Penn State sleep researcher Anne-Marie Chang.

The State College Area School District has proposed changes to the school day. The elementary school day would be longer, and middle and high school would start later.

To talk about these proposed changes and some of the research behind these recommendations, I’m joined in the studio by superintendent Bob O’Donnell, and Penn State researchers Dr. Anne-Marie Chang, who studies the effects of sleep on cognitive performance, and Dr. Ed Fuller, who’s Director of the Penn State Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Analysis.