Moving on school start times

My item regarding secondary school start times is moving! The Accountability and Student Achievement standing committee took it up this week, where we reviewed the extensive evidence on the benefits of secondary school students starting school later in the morning. These include: better academic achievement, more stable mental health, more alertness, fewer disciplinary infractions, safer driving, and improved interactions with parents. You can review the research we did from the second item here.

Our discussion was covered by the Telegram and Gazette. I also had a chance to talk with Telemundo Boston about it. 

The parallel items in Teaching, Learning, and Student Supports and in Finance and Operations standing committees will next be taken up.

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