California Becomes The First State To Push Back School Start Times | TODAY

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that will require public schools to have later start times. Middle schools will begin classes at 8 a.m. or later while high schools will start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Sheinelle Jones reports for TODAY.
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California Becomes The First State To Push Back School Start Times | TODAY




  • Maybe we don't sleep cuz all the homework they give us

    isabel and Edithisabel and Edith9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I live in California but I’m in a private school so I don’t think it applies for me

    Rangervargas 2.0Rangervargas 2.020 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Their gonna push back the start time and my school is gonna end at 4 pm smh.

    Kosta StarrKosta Starr23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • when tell me now pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee my eyes hurt i need sleep, wait 8am? thats no different from before, for my school anyways

    Furret Boi with a gunFurret Boi with a gun27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How about good parenting??? Set a curfew for your kid! Let’s encourage non-responsible behaviors like staying up late on school nights. Find a cure for LIBERISM!!!

    Mike AmmenwerthMike Ammenwerth29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Good thing he didn't Waste any time on the homeless issue.

    joe mommajoe mommaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is so overdue! The National Sleep Foundation has been recommending this for a while.

    Donna McdonaldDonna Mcdonaldหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Recall Gavin Newsom on this official petition. There's 2 official recall petition forms. Let's sign this one as it has the most signed petitions so far.

    flash kickflash kickหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tell that to my 7yr olds elementary school in south florida that starts at 7:50am 😖

  • the fact that they “pushed it back” but the times are still 8 & 8:30 is sorta ridiculous!! y’all really expect too much out of us like we’re just tryna live

    k barnk barnหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Should have been done a long long time ago. Nine a.m. is the earliest they should have ever started school. Ever.

    Karen MKaren Mหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Makes sense. Even workplaces for adults are having later or staggered start times.

  • And work schedules are what non existent?

    • They are much later.

  • I think it should apply to work shifts.... everyone would benefit from a later start ...more focus...more productive ... like studies suggest

    Princess silviaPrincess silviaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • California is not the first to do this. The high schools I attended in Dallas, TX didn't start until 9:15 am and it's been that way for over 10 years!

  • Wait Florida middle School starts at 930, elementary 830, highschool 730

    Mary DanielsMary Danielsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Preparing failures.. hard working people wake up early.

    Jon DoughJon Doughหลายเดือนก่อน
    • There is no pride in damaging your physical health. You try to be healthy, and THEN work hard. They would work HARDER if they had the energy too. What a stupid comment. Most jobs do not require any cognition like school did.

  • Poor babies, what they going do when they have to get up and work 12 hrs a day. o thats right leftist dont work, they steal and lie.

    • @SafeSpeeder Apparently you never worked in transportation.

      CitizenX3639CitizenX363928 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 1. No normal human being works 12 hours 2. Most work shifts are actually 9 am to 5pm. 3. Sleep is a need, not a luxury, more essential than water.

  • should be 9 or 9:30

  • Its about time this has started.

    kale nkale nหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Give me a break. Poor little

  • When I was going to Westminster high school in California I started school at 7am

    Lindsay WhitelockLindsay Whitelockหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Why don't kid just go to bed earlier if they're tired in the mornings?

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiuหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Another ugly indoctrinated millenial who has no knowlegde of sleep rhythms or neuroscience.

  • I think its more parental thing. My lil sis is thrown to bed at 10pm and her clothes for school pre-prepared since she has school at 8am. She gets 9hrs of sleep since we wake her at 7am for breakfast & basic morning things to do. She doing just fine & full on energy most days like any kid.

  • I would have killed for an 8:30 am start time in high school. Getting up at 6:30 am is unnatural for a lot of people.

    Kristen HoweryKristen Howeryหลายเดือนก่อน
    • @oiuet souiu It is usually the other way around. Most jobs I have browsed through start at 9 am and later, and adults dont need more than 7 hours, teens need 10-11 minimum.

    • As a teen I got seven hours of sleep when I needed eight. As an adult I long for seven hours and get five.

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiuหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I had school at 9..... and i was in hs

    my fucked up life podcastmy fucked up life podcastหลายเดือนก่อน
  • They need to fix the school system,teach better ! No need to spend 8 hours in school ,start at 9am leave by 2 pm ,no homework ,everything has to be done in school ,go home have some life ,do some activities.

    Darkened Angel of the apocalypseDarkened Angel of the apocalypseหลายเดือนก่อน
  • How about we fix the sanctuary state bs the homelessness and the drugs. California is a failed state.

  • Are these people crazy? Dont they know that all this means is teenagers are gonna stay up EVEN later now.

    Daniel TrevinoDaniel Trevinoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • we have 8:15 start times for elementary and middle and high schools. always have. kids are fine. sports are after school if they are involved and sometimes morning weights or chorus practice for some before 8 and wednesday nights here in our town is known for church night so practice is only for a small amount of time if held...

    Tanya JensenTanya Jensenหลายเดือนก่อน
    • That's child abuse, sports are not important. Give them a break

  • They can't just take that time out of school?.. It's going to be exactly the same if they just have school later on in the day. When they start isn't the problem it's the length of time they're required to be there plus the homework they're given afterwards...

    K HK Hหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Of course you sign this in right after I graduate.

    Cody PainterCody Painterหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Idk you might want to check on South Carolina. We started school at 9am and we're still one of the dumbest states just saying.

    Matilda TaylorMatilda Taylorหลายเดือนก่อน
  • School at 8:30? Now I can stay up to 1am

    Bourdeaux PhotoBourdeaux Photoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Am I the only one thinking “Go to bed earlier?” That gets you more sleep instantly

    megan smithmegan smithหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Commiefornia!!!!

      afutla qianafutla qianหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This should help kids that use public transportation IMO.

    Lasty KLasty Kหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Yes

      afutla qianafutla qianหลายเดือนก่อน
  • is it just me or does that thumbnail look like an older Tom Holland? 😂

    Fee MeeFee Meeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • As a kid in high school I hate that they are pushing back the time!

    Seth PhillipsSeth Phillipsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • glad to see california tackling the big issues at hand... 👀

    Jared AJared Aหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Just go to bed early?

  • As a teen I got seven hours of sleep when I needed eight. As an adult I long for seven hours and get five.

    Charles MCharles Mหลายเดือนก่อน
  • My high school starts at 9:05

    Ryker SaenzRyker Saenzหลายเดือนก่อน
  • My county has been going to highschool at 9am for years now

    • And I still slept all day in school

  • Mine goes to school from 9am-4pm and it helps her a lot. Would say it definitely makes it more difficult if you are a single parent for sure though. (Missouri)

    Michael ClarkMichael Clarkหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is brilliant...great way to teach our kids responsibility and how to deal with adulthood. Here’s a neat idea...GO THE F TO BED EARLIER, JFC CALIFORNIA. In the immortal words of John Mclane, “...f$#king California”

    Craig ForrestCraig Forrestหลายเดือนก่อน
  • They'll just stay up later at night. They're not gonna get more sleep.

    Molon LabeMolon Labeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I’d rather go to school at 7:15 and get out at 2:15 than 9:00 and 4:10

  • California needs to fall in the ocean...

    Clint LewisClint Lewisหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Yes

    Michael BrownMichael Brownหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Commiefornia!!!!

    my name namemy name nameหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Stop being stupid stop listening to all these new wave change everything people they're stupid is a reason why are civilizations way it is because if the only way you could be losers

    FROGIE 24FROGIE 24หลายเดือนก่อน
  • by the time Newsom is done with California, the only people with guns will be criminals, the only people with money will be Hollywood, the only people not living on the street will be the wealthy, the only people who speak english will either be homeless or wealthy, and the only people with an education will be those who didn't grow up in California. And you wonder why the voters there are so stupid. Those kids have no idea what the Bill of Rights is or which bathroom to use, but I betcha they can give you the tenets of the climate change cult by rote.

    MediaMatters IsMyCockHolsterMediaMatters IsMyCockHolsterหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is an example of a good liberal policy

    Donovan GebertDonovan Gebertหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Wow California did something smart for once. Good job

    Ashraven PBAshraven PBหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The kids have to go to sleep EARLY

    Los EMSLos EMSหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Still not enough time

  • Lol California already has a bum problem 😂😂 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Lit

    Will RoderickWill Roderickหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Where I live, all high schools have been starting at 8:30 for years

    Jonathan LevuJonathan Levuหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Click like button to support earlier or the same times for highschoolers

  • Zombie kids

    Whut Now!Whut Now!หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I live in New York State... And we decided to do this last year? I start school at 8:45... so how did California become the first state to do this? The whole state do they mean?

    Euphorically MaddieEuphorically Maddieหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Yeah yeah, kids will just go to bed later. Want more rest? Less tech.

    Noneya BizzNoneya Bizzหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Shoot, if they had school 3rd shift, I'd still be stockpiling certificates lol

  • I had to get up at 4 am for three years do to sports because my school started at 7 and it has messed up my sleep cycle for the past two years

    • Health is more important than stupid sports. Why anyone today assigns value to throwing a ball around and adding up numbers is beyond me.

  • R u serious, wym first state? Ive been in hawaii and did high school there and i start at 8:30 every day

    Lawrence MedinaLawrence Medinaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I start hs at 8:20 and still wakes up at 5

    Bambi idbBambi idbหลายเดือนก่อน
  • theyre just gonna play fortnite for an extra hour

    Ala PotatoAla Potatoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • So they prioritize sleep over extracurriculars and socilization (both also critical to development). How about assigning less homework to cover what's not covered on class, use less death by powerpoint lectures, and focusing on teaching quality than simply teaching to pass standardized tests?

  • California the scum hole of the U.S.

  • Why is it called push back instead of push forward? Answer?

    Marie ELSTERMarie ELSTERหลายเดือนก่อน
California Becomes The First State To Push Back School Start Times | TODAY