School Start Times: Risk Factor For Poor School Performance

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The general topic of the article is how earlier school start times can be a risk factor for poor school performance. Adequate sleep is important for children to function properly and to perform cognitive tasks, and by schools starting early this hinders the possibility of the students receiving a quality night sleep. The purpose of this article is to find any associations between early school start times and school performance, along with free or reduced-cost lunches as another factor that could affect school performance. The hypothesis that the researchers stated were that associations between test scores among students and times that schools started would be stronger in the Appalachian school districts. Also, another hypothesis that
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