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Alexandria School Board Delays Vote

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In Virginia, parents of public-school students in Alexandria are voicing concerns about a proposal to lengthen the school year and add time to the school day. Now school board members have postponed a vote scheduled for Thursday night.

The delay comes as an increasing number of parents are raising questions about how the proposal would work and how teachers would be compensated.

Superintendent Morton Sherman says adding time is needed to raise student achievement, but many parents complained that the process was rushed and lacked input from the community. So Sherman is headed back to the drawing board to draft a new proposal, which will be presented at PTA meetings in the coming weeks.

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