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Later start time for schools could help more students graduate




Classroom at West Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.
Classroom at West Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.
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There’s a movement in California to push school start times to 8:30, currently most schools start usually closer to 8. 

Advocates say starting later can improve a student's academic performance. They also claim it's safer - less accidents getting school during the height of the morning rush.

Now the Rand Corporation has a report out that says pushing the first bell back can have a big economic benefit.

Marco Hafner is with Rand Europe and worked on the study.