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Virginia Schools May Start Later Than 8am Thanks to Sleep Doctors

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Molly Greenberg,
Published on: 
Mon, 06/17/2013
Media Source: 
Other

Once again Fairfax County is looking into whether high schools should open later to accommodate students' "natural sleep cycles," this time

Virginia lawmaker wants to let students sleep in

Published on: 
Mon, 01/21/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Examiner

A movement to push back school start times has made it to the Virginia legislature, where Del.

Advocates join forces to push for common sense school start times

Published on: 
Mon, 12/03/2012
Media Source: 
Other

Three grassroots groups in the DC Metro area—the Montgomery and Anne Arundel chapters of Start School Later (SSL) and SLEEP in Fairfax—are joining forces to push area school systems to provide

Volunteers Push SLEEP for Success During Back-to-School Nights

Published on: 
Mon, 10/08/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

People in Fairfax care about teenagers, and want to provide a healthy and appropriate environment for them.

Argument against later school start times flawed

Published on: 
Fri, 06/29/2012
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times

The implementation of later high school start times is complicated.

FCPS to Explore Later Start Times for High Schools

Published on: 
Fri, 04/13/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

After hearing nine members of the community speak on the issue, the Fairfax County School Board voted 10-2 on Thursday to develop a system-wide goal of starting high schools after 8 a.m.

Group Pushes for Later School Start Times in Fairfax County

Published on: 
Tue, 04/03/2012
Media Source: 
Fox 5 News

WASHINGTON - Fairfax County's school board is reopening the question of whether to start classes later in the day.

School transportation planners must join 21st century

Published on: 
Wed, 09/22/2010
Media Source: 
Fairfax Times
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Your editorial, "Packing them in: School officials should think long and hard about reorganizing the bus fleet" (Sept. 15) makes a great point, "getting students to and from our schools safely should be priority one, two and three." That's exactly why it continues to be important for parents and community members to push for improvements to the school transportation system that could not only improve service, but also save money.

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