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High school students benefit from later start times, another study shows

In light of the recent hubbub about school start times in Pinellas, this Associated Press story (affirming what other studies have shown) is timely. Here's the top:

Giving teens 30 extra minutes to start their school day leads to more alertness in class, better moods, less tardiness, and even healthier breakfasts, a small study found.

"The results were stunning. There's no other word to use," said Patricia Moss, academic dean at the Rhode Island boarding school where the study was done. "We didn't think we'd get that much bang for the buck."

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:09am]

    

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