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Mo. City, Schools Consider Bus Collaboration

City and Columbia Public Schools officials said there is potential for better collaboration that might allow Columbia Transit buses to handle some transportation needs for middle and high school students.

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Many in Boston Area May Be Forced to Switch Schools

Proposed changes to the way Boston assigns students could force thousands of children already attending schools to move to new ones in two years, stirring unease among parents and prompting officials to quickly seek a remedy.

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DMPS Refuses to Prevent 11-year-old's Thorny Walk to School

The thought of having her 11-year-old daughter walk 1.7 miles crossing Interstate 235 to a new school next fall has Jessica Bilotta so worked up, she has contacted everyone she can think of in the Des Moines (Iowa) school district.

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Bus Route Errors Lead to Massive Tardiness in Boston

Persistent tardiness is rampant in Boston Public Schools as a result of miscalculated bus routes.
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Kentucky's Hybrid School Bus Fleet is Leading the Nation, Cutting Fuel Costs

A statewide push to use more hybrid electric school buses could save Jefferson County Public Schools more than $75,000 a year in gas.

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L.A. Schools Fight $117 Million Spending Cut

The Los Angeles Unified School District challenged Gov. Jerry Brown's $117 million cuts for school buses, claiming the state is forcing it to "choose between two illegal and unconstitutional outcomes"- ending transportation for students or diverting money from classrooms to make up the shortfall.

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Jerry Brown Cuts School Bus Funding: Bad for Education, Bad for the Environment

If you live in California and your children ride a school bus, Governor Jerry Brown took away state funding for such transportation this week in his “trigger” budget cuts.  

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California School Bus Funds: Districts Decry $248 Million Loss

School districts throughout California are scrambling to cover the elimination of $248 million in funding for school buses starting next month, with the state's largest district filing a lawsuit to block the cuts and others saying they'll have to use reserves in order to keep transportation service.

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Cash-strapped Cities, Schools Say: 'Your Ad Here'

Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.

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School Buses Still Considered Safest Student Transport Five Years After Deadly Lee High Crash

Five years have passed since a school bus carrying Lee High School students in Alabama plunged off Interstate 565, killing four and injuring dozens.

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