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Classes at the midnight hour: A new national trend

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November

We've seen the studies suggesting that teens might perform better in school if their classes began later, to coincide more closely with their sleeping and waking patterns.

But what to make of the latest trend that finds community colleges offering midnight classes?

NPR reports that Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland is up and running at the witching hour. Other colleges start at 5 a.m. If students are up, officials reason, why not serve them?

Who knows? Maybe Florida schools will be next.

[Last modified: Friday, November 12, 2010 10:55am]

    

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