American Academy Of Pediatrics: Schools Should Push Back Start Times

August 25, 2014 11:47 PM

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a new policy.

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