NJ officials to consider later school start times

New Jersey education officials will hold hearings this week to discuss whether middle and high school students should start the school day later in the

(5/1/16)

EDISON - New Jersey education officials will hold hearings this week to discuss whether middle and high school students should start the school day later in the morning.

The Legislature passed a law last year to consider the proposal.

Supporters cite a recent American Academy of Pediatrics report that recommends students start class no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

The report calls insufficient sleep "an important public health issue."

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