California is first state to mandate school start times

ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — The bell doesn't ring until 8 a.m. at Lincoln High School, but by then freshman Briana Lopez has been awake for hours. The 14-year-old leaves her house in Northern California at 6:30 each morning so she can get to school for a 7 a.m. marching band practice. On Mondays, she has a second practice after school that does not end until 9 p.m. "I say, 'You have to go to bed by 9,' but at 10 o'clock she is taking a shower sometimes," said Teresa Favila-Lopez, the teen's mother. "School is insane. It wasn't like that when I was in school." Worried about the ill effects of sleep deprivation for students, California on Sunday became the first state to mandate a school start time under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Beginning in the 2022 sc
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