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NAPLAN? OUR KIDS NEED TO SLEEP ON IT!

October 9, 2015

The NAPLAN-driven news that our kids are slipping academically has met with much handwringing and lamenting. There are calls from all corners for more school funding and better teachers and steps to decrease disadvantage. But there is a fourth element that the handwringers have neglected. I suggest that they look at our young people’s sleep habits. That’s because the core sleep periods consolidate much of what kids learn while they’re awake . Facts at their fingertips If we want our…

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