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In Maryland, Pajama-Clad Students Rally for Later Bell Times

Students clad in pajamas and draped in sleeping bags demonstrated outside school board headquarters in Montgomery County, Md., on Monday, urging support for later high school start times that would allow them to get more rest. The “sleep-in” — replete with bathrobes, teddy bears and fuzzy slippers — came on the eve of a school board vote, expected Tuesday, on whether to shift school schedules at Montgomery’s 25 high schools, where classes now begin at 7:25 a.m.