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THEQUIETTIMEPROGRAMKEYRESEARCHRESULTSTheQuietTimeprogramhasbeenincorporatedinpubliccharterandprivateschoolsnationwideincludinginSanFranciscowheremorethan3000studentsfacultyadministratorsandsta7infourpublicschoolshavelearnedTranscenden-talMeditationoverthepast5veyears.BelowaretwoexamplesofresearchcollectedfromtheSanFranciscoUni5edSchoolDistrictQuietTimeprograms.Recentcontrolledstudiesinotherschoolshaveshownsigni5cantimprove-mentsintestscoresdailyattendanceandgraduationratesalongwithreduc-tionsinanxietyandsubstanceabuseamongmeditatingstudents.Researchhasalsoshownreductionsinanxietydepressionangerfatigueabsenceduetoillnessandturnoverrateamongteachers.Thisresearchshowsthatlow-performingstudentswholearnedtomeditateimprovedsigni5cantlymorethanlow-performingstudentswhodidnotlearntomeditateonthestate-mandatedmathstandardizedtest.SourceCenterforWellnessandAchievementinEducationQuietTimeControl50-25-0-PercentagewithatleastoneperformancelevelgainonCaliforniaSTARMathachievementatVisitacionValleyMiddleSchoolp.001Three-yearsuspensionratesx14VisitacionValleyvs.OtherSFMiddleSchoolsThisdatashowsthatsuspensionratesdroppedovertimeastheQuietTimeprogrambecamemoreestablishedatVisitacionValleyMiddleSchool.Inthe5rstfullyearoftheprogramthesuspensionratewas28morethantwicetheDistrictaverageformiddleschools.Inthethirdfullyearofthepro-gramsuspensionrateswere4lessthanhalftheDistrictaverage.SourceSanFranciscoUni5edSchoolDistrict2007x1382812.511411.88.22008x1392010x131130x1325x1320x1315x1310x135x130x13SuspensionratesVisitacionValleyMSAverageofotherMSPLEASEREGISTERBYOCTOBER192012x0