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Later start time for schools could help more students graduate

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Classroom at West Los Angeles College in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Susanica Tam/For KPCC

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. 


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