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“Someone says ‘I can’t sleep’ so they text you, then you can’t sleep so you text someone else, then the whole grade’s up,” senior Jack Springs said.But they're not the only ones getting too much screen time after sundown:
People aged 13 to 64 report poor sleep on weekdays, according to a Washington D.C.-based research firm, which found a high correlation between sleeplessness and late-night technology use.Remember the days of "taking the phone off the hook" so you could get some sleep? Right.
"...college leaders say the school will 'pioneer a bold new approach to learning, involving enterprise projects and real work'.
Pupils will be given work experience as part of their courses, which will be shaped through consultation with employers.
Southampton Studio School will offer a GCSE-based curriculum focused on employer-led projects, through affiliations with businesses and organisations including Ikea, John Lewis, GE Aviation, and Southampton University Hospitals Trust."The school will have more than just 'academic' outcomes:
“The school will require them to develop a sense of responsibility and accountability for their actions as well as encouraging them to achieve well above their current forecasts.Who is this school being built for?
City College principal Lindsey Noble said the new school will be targeted at young people from Southampton and the surrounding area who are not meeting their full potential in traditional school settings.Interesting. Anyone know any students not meeting their full potential in a local high school? Bored? Disengaged? Merely tolerant of the system? Hmmm...
“They take on three and four credit cards, buy pizza for the roommates, and take on loan debt they don’t really need,...they say, ‘I’ll worry about that later.’ They are shocked six months after graduation when they have to repay those loans. It really hampers them.”Maybe, but more high schools are dialing up the intensity of financial literacy efforts for teens. It seems all the boom and bust is making folks think a little about preparing for more than just Psych 101. Why do all those 18 year olds sign up a credit card just to get a free t-shirt their first week at college? (Tip: In the car on the way to college is not the time to start talking with them about financial well-being.)
“He wouldn't be having so much trouble with high school if he'd gone to a 'real' middle school”“Computer games are ruining our kids”“He's always fooling around”Read the full post.