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Teaching assistant Leonardo Baker, second from right, greets teens as they arrive at Franklin High School in Seattle. After the school pushed back its morning start time, several teachers said the alertness and grades of their students improved. “They had the rest they needed,” a biology teacher said. (Elaine Thompson/AP). At first, Lilly Grey Rudge objected to her classes starting later. Delaying the first-period bell nearly an hour until 8:45 a.m. meant that her mother could no longer drive her, and Lilly Grey would have to take two buses to Ballard High in Seattle. Now, more than two years since the change, the 16-year-old junior is a fan. “I’ve gained an hour of sleep,” she said.... Full story

10 February