Duncan: Well-rested teens perform better in school

September 5, 2013 2:04:56 PM PDT
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is suggesting teenagers could benefit from a later start to the school day.

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.