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Should Schools Push Back Start Times?
Schools Should Push Back Start Times
If students get more sleep then they could get
better grades in school
A delayed start time could help teens sleep during their natural sleep/wake cycles.
Sleeping longer could reduce health-related issues that accompany sleep deprivation.
Getting home later in the afternoon may reduce the amount of time some teens are home alone, and could decrease the likelihood teens will engage in unhealthy activities.
Teens may stay up even later if they don't have to wake for school at an earlier time.
If students start later than they won’t have as much time after school for sports and work.
The working world expects an early start. It it important to adjust to this as early as possible.
Delaying junior high or high school start times would likely impact the schedule for all schools within a district.
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