Behind the Headline: To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In

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To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In
3/13/14 | New York Times

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Do Schools Begin Too Early?
Summer 2012 | Education Next

The sputtering, nearly 20-year movement to start high schools later so that teens can get more sleep has recently gained momentum, writes Jan Hoffman in the New York Times. Studies find that later start times have many benefits for teens, from improved mental health to safer driving to gains in attendance and academic achievement.

A study by Finley Edwards which was published in the Summer 2012 issue of Ed Next found that delaying school start times by one hour raises standardized test scores.

-Education Next

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