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Sunday, July 28, 2013
Later Start Times Improves High School Students' Performance
I don't know if the "Rent is too damn high," but I know that high school starts too darn early. As I've noted before, if we really want to implement effective school reform, we should first Start Later to Ensure Educational Progress. The research continues to support and validate concerns that staring school before 8:00 has a negative impact on student attendance, achievement, and even graduation. Alas, it is really all about money and bus/activity schedules. Those are the worse reasons for making policy decisions. So, here in Colorado, I can imagine we will continue to start school at ... gasp! ... 7:10 in the morning.
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