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Recent findings suggest that with later start times, students obtain more sleep, and in turn have improved attention and vigilance, which are critical for new drivers.
Supplementing with K-12 student education with programs, such as those developed by Generation Citizen, that encourage community and civic engagement in a non-partisan way can provide students with "a local focus, inclusive, diverse learning environments, and access to communities."
Shifting school start times to 8:30 am or later for middle/high school students is a critical health policy that can quickly and effectively address significant adolescent sleep debt, with minimal impact on younger students, who often are required to start earlier in order to accommodate later se
Access to 2-year post-high school institutions positively impacts schooling attainment, as well as subsequent employment and earning levels. This is particularly evident for whites and Hispanics.