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.