Interview with CA State Senator Anthony Portantino (D)

Notes from CA local edition interview

A lot improves if you just start school later

“every single piece of research says that middle school and high school students are starting school before their brain is prepared to succeed and we’re completely and totally missing the boat just by moving the start time later no earlier than 830 a 13 schools that have done that have seen test scores go up college admission test scores go up attendance go up graduation rate goes up and at the same time drug use goes down car accidents go down and the American Psychological Association has even done a study inside the house and they’ve shown that the parent-child relationship improves by starting school later”

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