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Push for more sleep for high schoolers intensifies

Early start times don’t match the adolescent biological clock, one expect says

Bus tracking tool gives parents peace of mind

With the swipe of a bus pass, Denver Public Schools students are answering the often-asked parent question, “Did my child get on the bus today?” Denver joins other districts in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and North Carolina trying to improve safety by using a system that tracks when and where students get on and off buses.

Without warning, Boston school bus drivers strike

Boston officials lashed out at a surprise strike yesterday morning by the city’s school bus drivers that affected more than 30,000 students, saying it was illegal and the city would take legal action against the drivers’ union and seek disciplinary action against drivers who participated.

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Sacramento-area school buses go high-tech

Within weeks, nearly 2,000 students boarding buses in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District will be able to swipe a card over a bar-code reader that is linked to GPS tracking. Each swipe will tell the school district – and, ultimately, inquiring parents – where and when a child got on or off the school bus.

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School bus safety is a joint effort

By requiring all school transportation vehicles to pass through a meticulous inspection process and drivers to meet specific, mandated state and federal standards, the MVC takes every step necessary to ensure that all of New Jersey’s 24,000 student transportation vehicles make the grade all year long. But the MVC cannot do it alone. The MVC, New Jersey school districts, and school bus companies must be strong partners to fully ensure student safety.

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Lake County (Fla.) sets new school-busing fee

Thousands of Lake County students who lost bus service this school year will soon be able to pay for the bus rides. Other students, meanwhile, will get free rides to school if their walking route is considered dangerous by a new School Board-created standard.

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Denver Public Schools give children bus cards to increase safety

Denver Public Schools will issue electronic cards to about 26,000 children in an effort to strengthen safety measures for those who take a bus to school.

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Ohio district's buses get equipped with video, GPS

Rocky River schools is using software to help design bus routes based on where 1,700 kids are picked up or dropped off. Then the drivers go out and test the routes, making minor improvements as they go along.

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High schools with late start times help teens but bus schedules can conflict

Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It's hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted late starts around 8:30 a.m. to improve attendance and performance.

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Scrimp on school-bus safety to save Columbus schools $6M?

The largest potential savings to Columbus City Schools’ transportation operation — getting someone else to pay for busing charter-school students — was dropped from a final report discussed Monday by a subcommittee of Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s education commission.

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