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Pushing school start times to 8:30 a.m. could add billions to the US economy

A study from the RAND Corporation and RAND Europe found delayed start times could add $83 billion to the US economy by 2027.
The increases would come from improved high school graduation rates leading to better jobs and fewer costs associated with sleep-related car crashes, obesity, and mental illness.
Schools may need to make short-term investments, but the long-term upsides could be worth it.
A new study has discovered a simple way to add billions of dollars to the US economy: delay school start times.
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