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Research shows early school start times are bad for Kids’ Health

Early start times can negatively impact the health of young students in several ways. So why aren’t more schools shifting their schedules? The Anchorage School District in Anchorage, Alaska is the latest in a long line that has found themselves in the middle of a lively debate: weighing research about the ideal school start times for kids against the resources of the district and the practical concerns of parents. Research on ideal school start times has been around for decades, with numerous studies finding a…