Making the case for later school start times

Research has long shown that teens do not perform at their best early in the morning, and now more schools are considering delaying their start times, hoping to see academic improvements as a result. In at least one school that has already done so, moving their opening bell from 7:25 to 8:35, the changes were dramatic.

The results were instantaneous, administrators say. More students showed up to school refreshed. Tardiness fell by 35 percent, and the number of Ds and Fs dropped by half.

BY HALF. That’s amazing. Hopefully more schools will soon follow suit.

Read the full Boston Globe article here.