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Hogan supports effort to start school after Labor Day
Hogan supports effort to start school after Labor Day

The movement to require Maryland public schools to wait until after Labor Day to start classes picked up steam Thursday when it gained support from Gov.-elect Larry Hogan. Hogan joined Comptroller Peter Franchot, the state's No. 1 cheerleader for a later school start, at a news conference to add his name to a petition to start school on the Tuesday after the holiday. "I think this is a tremendous effort for a lot of reasons," Hogan said. "It's not just a family issue, it's an economic issue." The idea is a tough sell with school officials. All 24 superintendents across the state, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, teachers unions and...

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