Society Attention teens: Later school start time gets thumbs up from big organization (+video)

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging schools to start their classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to help teenagers get more sleep. Some 40 percent of high schools begin before 8 a.m.

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Joining a growing movement of parents, pediatricians, and educators across the country, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday is urging middle and high schools to start their classes later in the morning – at no earlier than 8:30 a.m. – to help teenagers get more sleep.