Later school start yields better performance

June 13, 2008 3:02:19 PM PDT
A new study could add fuel to the debate over what time to start school - how to balance educational demands with kids' need for sleep.

School's almost out, but there's a new study sure to be talked about until the fall!

Researchers at Israel's prestigious Technion have found that pushing back start times by one hour ...translated into better concentration and better academic performance.

They say when school starts early,,, kids don't necessarily go to bed earlier, so they don't get enough sleep, and end up coming to class tired.

For years, education experts have debated whether to push back school hours.