A new study suggests that sending a child back to school quickly after suffering a concussion leads to better outcomes, which would mark a major shift in treatment for kids concussed in sports. In the study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers at Children’s National Hospital analyzed data from over 1,600 children who presented to emergency rooms across Canada for concussions. The researchers determined that for children and adolescents between 8 and 18 years old, early return to school, within two days, was associated with children experiencing fewer symptoms 14 days after their injury. On the other hand, young patients who followed conventional recommendations to delay their return to school and restrict their use of electronic devices took longer to recover from the concussion and had more symptoms 10 days after the injury than those who returned to school within two days.