A writer for the Washington Post notes that while her son’s school will start the day later this year (at 8:30 am), that is still not the case for most schools.

Upon learning of his new extra half hour of school-day sleep, my son, Nathaniel, was incredulous. “Seriously?” he said. “That is low-key great.” I couldn’t agree more.

Indeed, given the CDC’s finding that in 40 states, at least 75 percent of public schools start earlier than 8:30, we are feeling lucky to be outliers.