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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


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,

Should classes start later for Fairfax County high schools?

Fairfax County school officials on Tuesday plan to discuss a proposal that would start the school day later.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:36am EDT

Tags: FCPS,

Fairfax County parents want more Zzzs for teens

Sleep is an important part of academic success and in Fairfax County, some parents are fighting to give high school students a few more hours of it.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 11:30am EST

Tags: ari ashe, sleep,

Va., Md. parent groups band together for later school start times

Parent groups in Fairfax County in Virginia and Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland are going to share resources in their efforts for later start times.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 10:53am EST

Tags: Fairfax SLEEP,

Trend: Students go back to school earlier in August

Students in Calvert County and Spotsylvania counties return to class on Tuesday. Most in the WTOP listening area will be back in class either next Monday or right after Labor Day.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 06:43am EDT

Tags: education, mitchell miller

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