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What’s The Holdup Over Switching to Later Start Times for St. Paul’s Secondary Students?

At the St. Paul School Board meeting earlier this week, a number of parents, educators and community members showed up to weigh in on an issue the district has grappled with for years and suddenly seems poised to act on: whether to shift to later start times for most middle and high school students.

Those in favor of adopting later start times for secondary students cited the academic and health benefits that are supported by a large body of research.