California becomes first state to pass a law that makes middle and high schools start classes later.
At middle & high schools across California, school start times have changed. High schools now start no earlier than 8:30am and middle schools start at 8:00am.
Many kids are happy about the change - others, not so much. “Claire Judson, a 17-year-old junior at Claremont High School, said starting school later won’t make much of a difference for her. She chooses to get to school at 6:50 a.m. to take advantage of extra coursework.” Says the LA times. There are about 326 schools in California that contribute to this. Alex, a 5th grader at Monument Valley Middle school in Massachusetts said he would gratefully take another half hour of shut - eye. Ava, another 5th grader said she would again like this because she would have more time to pack up because she almost misses the bus practically every day.
Scientists say middle school & high school students face sleep deprivation. Later school start times could change that.