Penn State researchers say later school starts could mean more sleep for teens

01.16.18 | Terry Diener

The Penn State study supports a 2014 recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 in the morning.

A few Pennsylvania school districts in turn are adjusting schedules for the start the school day. For instance, last month the State College Area school board approved changing the beginning of the day for elementary through high school, pushing the start for high school students to 8:40 A.M.