Healthy school hours make economic sense
Growing teen brains and bodies need healthy "wake-up" times
Teenagers need to take responsibility. Early starts prepare teens for the real world.
When schools start later, student bedtimes stay the same.
Even when school starts later, healthy bedtime routines are still important
Children of all ages, including teenagers, need safe, healthy school hours.
When school starts later, extracurricular activities adjust and thrive
Students have after-school jobs no matter what time school starts (or ends).
While local schools must set individual schedules, state or federal standards can make it easier for them.
Schools have not always started so early
All school schedules, including current ones, pose challenges for many working families
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