No more school daze? California weighs making middle and high schools start later so students can sleep in
from The 74
You snooze, you lose. A California bill that would turn that aphorism on its head — by requiring the state's middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. — faces a final vote when lawmakers return to Sacramento later this month. The bill has support from a number of health organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, whose research shows it is unhealthy and counterproductive for teenagers to be in class any earlier than 8:30 a.m.
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