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Should kids start high school later?

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 11:02am  ET

The proposal in Montgomery County would have high school starting at 8:25 a.m. (WTOP/Kristi King)

A look at one teen's schedule

WTOP's Kristi King reports.


Should high school start later?

WTOP listeners weigh in.


WASHINGTON - Parents in Montgomery County Tuesday will present the Montgomery County Board of Education a petition to start high school later.

The petition calls for shifting school start times forward from 7:25 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Parents are concerned about sleep deprivation.

The petition has more than 10,000 signatures.

The petition states: "We respectfully request our school board to officially recognize the large and compelling body of research regarding teen sleep and academic achievement, and, with a resolution, to set a goal to start high schools in Montgomery County, MD, after 8:15 AM."

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This story has been modified to link to the correct petition. WTOP's Kristi King contributed to this story. Follow @kingWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.

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