More sleep and later school bell? Some teenagers protest

Posted October 14

— A plan to let high schoolers in a Rhode Island town get more sleep and arrive at classes later in the morning is meeting resistance from the teenagers it's supposed to help.

About 50 students held signs outside Barrington High School on Friday morning to protest plans to push back the start of the school day next year.

Barrington's school committee could become Rhode Island's second and among dozens around the country to delay the school bell. Education officials point to studies showing teens are healthier and perform better academically when they don't have to wake too early.

But rally organizer Sam Read, a three-sport athlete and junior class president, tells the Providence Journal ( ) that pushing back the school day would cause scheduling problems and disrupt extracurricular activities.


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