This past weekend, I delved into research about the impact sleep deprivation has on the cognitive abilities of students, and how in Horry County, we make it worse for the students who are already at greatest risk:
There is more research on how we are doing exactly the opposite of what we need to be doing if we truly want to reach these kids.
Our lumping of “at-risk students” together, whether in academic tracks or in alternative schools, is worsening the problem.
It not only stigmitizes them, it makes it less likely they’ll begin forming the habits we are hoping they will.
If we are serious about helping these kids - which ends up helping us all - we better rethink how we are treating them.