Going beyond requiring a 180-day school year, a new Texas law mandates 75,600 minutes of instruction per academic year, and some schools have responded with earlier start times to meet the minimum, reports EducationDIVE.

Researchers have said for years that teens, especially, should not start school as early as standard bell schedules demand. During the teenage years, students’ natural body clocks have them on a later sleep schedule, which leaves them mid-rest when their alarms go off in the morning.

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