It appears an increasing number of school officials are getting serious about something that's really important.
No, not athletics or band or snow days or parental schedules.
They're getting serious about having their students ready to learn.
The New York Times reports today that more schools are looking at starting later in the day, having come to grips with research that shows teen-agers don't sleep like adults or smaller kids.
Teens are wired to stay up late and get up late.
So, it is kind of ridiculous to start school at 7:30 a.m.
And even more crazy to make teens get up at 4:30 a.m. to climb onto a bus at 5:30 to get to school by 7 or so.