Resources and Research

This page contains resources for parents as well as research pertaining to the new school hours that will go into effect at DMPS in August 2018. Additional information will be added to this page from time to time on topics ranging from good sleep habits for students to finding the best route to school.



The following is information prepared and/or presented by Des Moines Public Schools in our consideration of changing school hours:

Interview with Dr. Nathan Boonstra, pediatrician at Blank Children’s Hospital


The following are articles and reports on how sleep patterns and school hours can impact education: