California high school finds later start time cutting tardiness

11/26/2003 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Relying on studies suggesting that adolescents are biologically inclined to sleep late, high schools in 20 states have over the past 10 years implemented later opening times. Antelope Valley High School's schedule change to an 8:30 a.m. start is credited with reducing tardiness and improving student alertness.

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