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  • VA: Late start schools at low cost in Arlington
    Summary: Based on the most current research on adolescent sleep patterns, this district made a decision to have their high schools start later in the morning. But bringing the idea to fruition wasn't an easy matter. Groups tasked with planning for later start times were instructed that options were to be largely cost neutral and could not include additional buses and drivers. They also had a variety of other issues to consider; extracurricular activities and lunch schedules to name a few. The groups accomplished their mission, however, and students report they now feel more alert and reading for learning.

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