The Teen Who Woke Up Her School

August 13, 2014 9:14 PM

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The Teen Who Woke Up Her School

Jilly Dos Santos, 17, convinced her school to push its start time back so students could get more sleep -- and other schools are following her lead. Find out why the movement to begin class later is gaining steam.

On a typical school night, Jilly Dos Santos was lucky if she got four to six hours of sleep. Even when she finished her homework early, she often didn’t feel tired enough to fall asleep. So when her school board proposed switching her Columbia, Missouri, high school’s start time from 7:50 a.m. to 7:...

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