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Why teen brains need later school start time

Millions of high schoolers are having to wake up early as they start another academic year. It is not uncommon to hear comments from parents such as,

“I have a battle every morning to get my teenager out of bed and off to school. It’s a hard way to start every day.”

Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of concern and debate for nearly two decades. School principals, superintendents and school boards across the country have struggled with the question of whether their local high school should start later.


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