Would starting school later benefit high-school students?

02/4/2013 | Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.)

Long Beach, Calif., officials and their counterparts in districts nationwide are considering starting school later for high-school students to give them additional time to sleep -- and possibly improve achievement. The shift is based on research showing that teenagers' sleep patterns may benefit from a later start time since they are more prone to go to bed late. In some schools, including Minneapolis Public Schools, later starts have resulted in better engagement and behavior among students.

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