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Research by Lusher and Yasenov featured in the Washington Post

Study shows boys perform better in school when starting later

A recent article in the Washington Post featured new research by Lester Lusher and Vasco Yasenov of UC Davis.  Lusher and Yasenov are graduate students in the Economics department.  Their study examined the effect of a unique experiment with starting times at European middle and high schools.  Students starting times were staggered, one month at 7:30 and another month at 1:30 PM.  Lusher and Yasenov find that for boys, starting late closed the gender gap in test scores by roughly 15%.