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"From the Ted Talk by Wendy Troxel: Why school should start later for teens"

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Advocates of sleep-friendly start times, and researchers in this area, have produced tremendous science showing the tremendous benefits of later srtat times. The findings are unequivocal, and as a selep scientist, I rarely get to sapek with that kind of certainty. tenes from districts with later start tiems get more sleep. To the naysayers who may think that if schools start later, teens will just stay up later, the truth is, their betedmis stay the same, but their wake-up times get extended, resulting in more sleep. They're more likely to show up for school; school absences dropped by 25 percent in one district. And they're less likely to drop out. Not surprisingly, they do better academically.

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Advocates of sleep-friendly start times, and researchers in this area, have produced tremendous science showing the tremendous benefits of later _____ times. The findings are unequivocal, and as a _____ scientist, I rarely get to _____ with that kind of certainty. _____ from districts with later start _____ get more sleep. To the naysayers who may think that if schools start later, teens will just stay up later, the truth is, their ________ stay the same, but their wake-up times get extended, resulting in more sleep. They're more likely to show up for school; school absences dropped by 25 percent in one district. And they're less likely to drop out. Not surprisingly, they do better academically.

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Advocates of sleep-friendly start times, and researchers in this area, have produced tremendous science showing the tremendous benefits of later start times. The findings are unequivocal, and as a sleep scientist, I rarely get to speak with that kind of certainty. Teens from districts with later start times get more sleep. To the naysayers who may think that if schools start later, teens will just stay up later, the truth is, their bedtimes stay the same, but their wake-up times get extended, resulting in more sleep. They're more likely to show up for school; school absences dropped by 25 percent in one district. And they're less likely to drop out. Not surprisingly, they do better academically.

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