August 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Back to School: Food, Sleep, Sports Equipment and Chrome Books Are on Students’ Minds (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students head back to class on Aug. 29. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, students tell us what they would like to see when they return to school.

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February 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

Twenty Ticks on the Clock

Twenty minutes. About two smacks of the snooze bar. That’s the net gain from an effort to start school for upper grade students in Montgomery County later in the morning. Hardly the answer to getting students experts say the additional sleep they need to function well at school. In all, it was much to-do about nothing. […]

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February 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

School Will Start Later in Montgomery County Next Year

Montgomery County Public Schools students will be able to sleep in a little more next year. After lots of discussion and lobbying by parents and students, the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve on Feb. 10 the superintendent’s recommendation to move school start times back 20 minutes for middle school and […]

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February 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

photo of MCPS Sleep In protest Feb. 9

“Sleep in Protest” For Later School Start Times (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Montgomery County students, parents and their supporters held a “sleep in” protest in front of the school system’s headquarters in Rockville on Feb. 9. “Save Our Sleep” supporters gathered with blankets, sleeping bags and together they shouted, “What do we want?” and they replied, “more sleep.” The Board of Education is considering a change in […]

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June 17, 2014 | Valerie Bonk


School Board to Vote on Later Bell Times June 17

A school board vote on whether to push high school start times back almost an hour and extend elementary school dismissal times by 30 minutes is scheduled for June 17,  according to Montgomery County Public Schools Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala. The vote, which will be held during the scheduled school board meeting, follows a recommendation from […]

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October 12, 2013 | Staff Writer

MCPS May Change School Start Times (Video)

For teens in Montgomery County and the nation, studies show that early morning schedules can negatively impact a high schooler’s sleep cycle. Montgomery County Public Schools is looking into possibly changing school start times. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of its local programming.

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