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Proponents of later school start times see momentum

from U.S. News & World Report

When students head back to school this fall, many will relish the fact that their alarm clocks won't be sounding so early. Schools in at least 19 states are planning to start the school day later this year, according to Start School Later, a nonprofit organization that advocates for later school start times. "Every year we see more and more schools delaying bell times to improve student sleep, health and learning," Terra Ziporyn Snider, the group's executive director, said in a statement. "Not all of them will be starting middle and high schools at 8:30 or later, as health professionals recommend, but they are moving to schedules that are healthier and safer for many more students." more

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