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School district pushes back start times, encourages sleep

 


EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Some students in Rhode Island will be leaving for school a half an hour later this year as part of efforts to encourage students to sleep more.

WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2c5pU0I ) middle and high schools in the East Greenwich School District will begin at 8 a.m. this year. The academic year begins Wednesday.

Superintendent Victor Mercurio says research indicates teens perform better when they get more sleep and sleep better.

http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/School-district-pushes-back-start-times-9193151.php

 

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