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Should high school start later? Research says grades go up, accidents go down

from MLive

Research from the University of Minnesota says those bleary eyes in high schools across the country may have their roots in physiology, not late-night XBox sessions. A study of 9,000 high school students in Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming found that when classes begin at 8:30 a.m. or later, teens have higher grades and better attendance rates — and the number of car crashes involving teen drivers dropped by 70 percent. By delaying start times to 8:35 or later, more than half of students are able to sleep eight hours or more, researchers concluded, which leads to better outcomes. more


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