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Today’s Globe has an article on the start time for high schools. It’s prompted by the release of a statement by the Middlesex League Superintendents* which advocates for moving the start time a bit later.

“The research is clear on this topic that later start times best support the social and emotional needs of our high school students,” according to a statement by the Middlesex League Superintendents, a group of 12 school systems in Middlesex County that includes Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, Reading, and Watertown.

The superintendents are aiming for start times between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. That would bring the opening bell closer to the recommendations of many researchers, who have been pushing for high school to begin at 8:30 a.m. or later.

The article mentions Newton as being among a number of school systems “that are rethinking high school start times. The Legislature is also considering a bill that would establish a task force to examine the issue statewide.” The full article is here.

* Not the Middlesex League of Superheroes.







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