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FCPS superintendent backs $5.5M school start change

Fairfax County Public Schools will start later in the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Karen Garza is on the record about which of four proposed plans she supports.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:51am EDT

Tags: FCPS, Fairfax County Public Schools, Karen Garza, Kristi King

Maryland to take hard look at school start times

Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation that directs the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to make recommendations on whether public schools should start at 8 a.m. or later.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 07:23am EDT

Tags: sleep, Martin OMalley, Maryland, john aaron

Fairfax solicits feedback on 4 school start time plans

Parents will have two months to debate four school start time proposals.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 05:54pm EDT

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, sleep, teens

Fairfax County schools to discuss options for later start times

Students at Fairfax County Public Schools may be able to sleep a little longer if the school board approves proposals that would push back the school start time.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 07:54am EDT

Tags: sleep, Fairfax County Public Schools, Kristi King, The Washington Post, Fairfax County school board

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Still no decision on Fairfax start times, budget impact unknown

Fairfax County school officials are still weighing their options as they consider delaying start times for high school students.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:36am EST

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, Kathy Stewart, sleep deprivation, teens

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Montgomery Co. holds public forums on changes to school start times

The first of four public meetings on changing school start times at Montgomery County schools gets underway Monday night at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Tags: Montgomery County Public Schools, Kate Ryan

Later school start times in region supported by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Thousands of school kids are heading back to class this week and next week, and many of them are getting up before the sun. But one tweet from a top educator could help fuel efforts to ring that school bell just a bit later.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:01am EDT

Tags: SLEEP in Fairfax, Hank Silverberg, school, Arne Duncan, education

Starting high school later may help sleepy teens

Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It's hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted later starts but other districts say it's too complicated to shift schedules

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 03:04pm EDT

Tags: teens, sleep, Anne Arundel Public Schools

Greenbelt Middle School parents divided on later start time

Prince George's County Public Schools next year will test a later school starting time at some schools.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 07:35am EDT

Tags: gazette, greenbelt middle school, bus drivers, Kate Ryan, pgcps,

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