Duncan: Well-rested teens perform better in school

September 5, 2013 (CHICAGO)

He points to research that backs up his comments that rested students are ready students.

Most medical professionals recommend between 8.5 and 9.5 hours of sleep for students.

In an interview, Duncan said that school districts will still be free to set their own start times, but he's urging them to consider the research that suggests that kids who are well-rested are better students.

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