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Students and staff stand behind new California legislation that pushes back school start times

Dressed in pajamas, seniors Teya Everts, Cate McBride and Nathan Clem walk into school at 7:15 a.m.. Everts believes that a required school start time at 8:30 a.m. implemented in California would benefit students. “I think kids would get more sleep which would help academics,” Everts said. “Even if [we] got home later, we would wake up later.”

Susie Seidel, Convergence Media Editor

October 15, 2019

Homework, school activities, work, family time, hanging out with friends. Among the priorities of high school students, sleep tends to rank at the bottom of the list. In order to encourage students to get more sleep, California has become the first state in the country to require a later school start time. High schools must start at 8:30 a.m.. This new legislation has been implemen...

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