Hundreds of New York City schools change start time

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More than 450 city schools will change the start time of classes in September to comply with rules in the new teachers union contract, Education Department officials said Monday.

The widespread change was prompted by a new requirement in the city’s deal with the teachers union to set aside extra time for teacher training and parent conferences.

But some frustrated parents are howling they’ve been left out of the decision to tweak instructional times, which they say will force them to overhaul their own schedules.

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