Mass. high school may change start time so teens can sleep

From the Boston Globe, July 31, 2012 —  Educators have been tossing this subject around for some time, but teenagers in Weston, Massachusetts,  may be able to score a little extra shut-eye each morning starting in the 2013-2014 school year, depending on the findings of a local committee set up to study changing the high school’s start time, reports.

“Teenagers need a lot, a lot of sleep,” said Weston schools Superintendent Cheryl Maloney, a member of the committee looking into changing the start time. “They’re exhausted, and they’re growing. Their body needs that rest in order to support this phenomenal physical, emotional, intellectual growth that’s happening.”

There is apparently evidence to support at least testing the idea and evaluating the results.

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