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From NPR: High Schoolers and Snooze Buttons: A National Health Crisis?

by Claudio Sanchez

“If a kid is in first period when they should still be asleep, how much are they really learning?”

Anne Wheaton is an epidemiologist and the lead author of a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study surveyed the start times of 8000 middle and high schools across the country. Last year the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The goal is to accommodate the “natural sleep rhythms” of teenagers.

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