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Joshua Starr On Montgomery School Start Times

Prompted by a petition from parents and a work group he appointed, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr is proposing shifting high school start times 50 minutes later -- from 7:25 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. And to address overcrowding in the fast-growing district, he is seeking funds in his proposed capital improvement budget to build new schools and add classrooms to existing ones. Joshua Starr joins Kojo in studio.

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