Students crowd a stairway as classes change at Heritage High School in Wake Forest NC on Sept. 10, 2015. A new study from the RAND Corporation says the U.S. economy could gain $83 billion within a decade if high schools switched to a later 8:30 a.m. start time.
Students crowd a stairway as classes change at Heritage High School in Wake Forest NC on Sept. 10, 2015. A new study from the RAND Corporation says the U.S. economy could gain $83 billion within a decade if high schools switched to a later 8:30 a.m. start time. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Students crowd a stairway as classes change at Heritage High School in Wake Forest NC on Sept. 10, 2015. A new study from the RAND Corporation says the U.S. economy could gain $83 billion within a decade if high schools switched to a later 8:30 a.m. start time. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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