Any parent of a teenager knows they’re notorious night owls. Homework, electronics and a steady stream of text messages conspire to keep teens up late. But school schedules almost always require them to be early birds. The result: a generation of exhausted kids.

Cheryl Maloney is the superintendent of Weston Public Schools, which considered a later start time but ran into numerous roadblocks.  

Mary Haymaker is the founder of the Massachusetts chapter of Start School Later. She’s pushing for a later start time at Algonquin Regional High School, where her daughter is a student.