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April 21, 2017

Later School Start Times for Teenagers Get Another National Endorsement

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, citing several potential health and safety benefits, has joined many other national groups in endorsing later school start times for middle and high school students.

April 10, 2017

Researcher Calls for Government Mandates on School Start Times

A California state senator has proposed a bill to mandate that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., and a top researcher says similar legislation would be a good idea throughout the country.

August 11, 2016

Would Later School Start Times Help Close the Gender Performance Gap?

By analyzing data from a group of schools that have students alternate monthly between morning and afternoon start times, researchers found that boys perform better when classes start later in the day.

June 17, 2016

Madison District Considers Later School Start Times for Middle School Students

Most middle school students in Madison, Wisc., start class around 7:30 a.m., and the school board is studying a proposal to begin the day later in the hopes of improving learning and health.

March 08, 2016

Why Schools Should Make Sleep a Priority

A leading sleep expert is calling on schools to do more to make sure start times are aligned with teenagers' body clocks.

February 26, 2016

Seattle School District Grapples With Plans for Major Schedule Change

School districts face many challenges when it comes to implementing later start times in order to comply with American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.

August 25, 2014

Pediatricians: Start School Later So Teens Get Enough Sleep

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new policy statement declaring that middle and high schools should delay their start times to ensure that adolescents and teenagers get enough sleep.

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