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Fairfax County Public Schools working with sleep specialists on start time plan

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Beth Parker,
Published on: 
Tue, 06/18/2013
Media Source: 
Fox 5 News

In 2004, Phyllis Payne co-founded "SLEEP in Fairfax." She and another parent hoped to influence the school system to let older kids sleep in.

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

School Board Hires Experts from Children's National Medical Center

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Phyllis Payne, Terry Tuley
Published on: 
Mon, 04/01/2013
Media Source: 
Other

The school board took another step toward reaching the goal to start high schools after 8 a.m. They approved a contract award and hired experts from

Residents, Employees Weigh In On FCPS Superintendent Search

Published on: 
Thu, 12/06/2012
Media Source: 
The Patch

At the forums, representatives of Illinois-based Search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates - hired to conduct the search that resulted in Dale's hiring in 2004 - are taking feedback fro

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.

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