CDC Begs Schools to Start Later in the Morning for the Health of Their Students | 22 Words

CDC Begs Schools to Start Later in the Morning for the Health of Their Students

By Allison Hart

There's currently no set standard for what time the school day starts. Middle schools and high schools across the U.S. start anywhere between 7 and 9 a.m., most at the earlier end of the spectrum. For many parents familiar with the shift from elementary school to an earlier start time in middle school, it feels counterintuitive that just as kids reach adolescence and begin to sleep later, they're required to get up earlier. Research supports the idea that later start times match up with teens' natural rhythms, and there are now many communities are rallying to push back the start times for middle and high schools.  

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