California will become the first state in the nation to push back school start times at most public schools under legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday. The goal is to improve educational outcomes by giving students more sleep.
The new law that will take effect over time will require middle school students to begin classes at 8 a.m. or later while high school classes at 8:30 a.m. or later.
Studies show that teens are healthier and perform better when school starts later. Schools will have three years push back their start times, according to ABC.