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9 ways teens benefit when schools start later

Sep 01, 2016
Tamara Kaye Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH

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Parents all across the metro area may not be entirely clear on the benefits of the public school district's change to later start times for high schoolers (and for many middle schoolers as well) in Seattle public schools.

Here's a list of evidence-backed reasons why your adolescent kids might no longer be "sleepless in Seattle"... they will be better served by this schedule flip.

Learn more about the history of the school board's decision to move to later bell times to address concerns about sleep and teens here. 

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Sources: Brookings Institution and StartSchoolLater.net

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