California first state to push back school start times

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CALIFORNIA (WTNH) — California is the first state in the country to push back school day start times.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law yesterday that prevents middle schools from starting before 8am and high schools before 830am.

This does not apply to schools in rural districts.

The law is designed to give students more sleep time and improve education.

Critics say it could push after school activities later and have negative impact on working families.

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