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Pediatricians Promote Later School Start Times for Student Health

The idea of a later start time to the school day for adolescents has long been popular with parents troubled by bleary-eyed teenagers, but the idea has new credence thanks to a recent policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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The idea of a later start time to the school day for adolescents has long been popular with parents troubled by bleary-eyed teenagers, but the idea has new credence thanks to a recent policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Academy claims that a preponderance of middle school and high school students are not receiving the recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep per night, risking their health, safety and academic performance. (NPR)

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