Home schooled students may have an academic edge because they're getting more sleep.
A new study of more than 26-hundred teens found home schooled students slept about 90 minutes more per night than those attending public or private schools. That means home schoolers are getting almost an entire night's extra sleep by the end of the week which experts say may help them be more prepared to learn.
Researchers suggest high school students should be starting school later because physical changes in their bodies make it harder to get to sleep and to wake up early.
According to the national home education research institute about two million children are homeschooled in the united states.