Boston Public Schools has just approved and published its list of new school start times, with 85 percent of its 125 schools moving to a new schedule this fall.

I always respected (and even advanced) the arguments that moving school times is challenging because it involves rearranging bus schedules, after school activities, renegotiating teacher and other contracts. etc.

But if Boston can do this with 125 schools, why can’t Newton, with 15 schools?

Really, why is this taking so long?