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Is Your Child Avoiding School?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When kids are asked, "How was school today?" or "How was your day today?" some kids don't answer at all or gratuitously give a shrug. Other kids gaily mention at least one thing they did which they enjoyed. What do we do with the kids with the shrug?

When My Daughter Got Punched

Jaye Watson | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

They came tearing down the driveway, waving their skinny-as-toothpick arms, yelling. For a split second I thought they were excited, but as they drew ...

Distance Up Close

Amanda Magee | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

The first day back to school was a study in spacing. It was the first time that Avery would ride the bigger kid bus with Briar, leaving Finley home for another hour and then off to ride the younger kid bus alone.

The Laws Have Not Changed. Stop for the School Bus

Audra Rogers | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Audra Rogers

This is not an "Oh sorry, my bad. Was I supposed to stop?" cutesy kind of situation. It matters. Every driver has lives that depend on them and what they do behind the wheel. The laws have not changed. Stop for the school bus!

Baby Girl Takes the School Bus

Rebecca Stoufis | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Stoufis

That day arrived, last Friday, October 24th, Katerina announced that she was ready to ride on the school bus! Apprehensively, I asked her if she knew what and where to go once the bus arrived at school. Katerina may have been ready but I sure wasn't!

Bus Don't Move: Bust a Move Parody

Deva Dalporto | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Deva Dalporto

More than 100 children are killed every year walking to school. Another 25,000 are injured. And half of the 31 pedestrians killed while boarding a bus are children between the ages of 5 and 7. Yes.

Sebastian Murdock

Mother Of Little Girl Killed By Texting School Bus Driver Has No Hate In Her Heart | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.08.2015 | Crime

A Tennessee bus driver tasked with safely transporting children on their way home from school pulled out his phone and began to text. Soon after, the ...

School Bus Driver Was Texting Before Deadly Crash

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | Crime

June 5 (Reuters) - The driver of a Tennessee school bus that crashed in December, killing two students and a teacher's aide, had been receiving and ...

The Case for the School Bus as the Final Tech-Free Frontier

Meredith Barnett | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Meredith Barnett

My view of the rite of passage called Riding The School Bus has never involved an iPad or its predecessors. The (limited, but memorable!) experiences I did have on the bus -- on school field trips, back and forth to day camp, etc. -- did not involve a single screen or button. To totally date myself, the bus was decidedly a No WalkMan Zone.

Learning from Losing Lulu

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

A picture. I hadn't taken a picture of Arthur on his first day of school, of his shiny new backpack and his little knees emerging from his khaki shorts. No jerk in a Jetta was going to prevent me from taking a picture.

Teacher Who Saved 38 Students From Burning Bus Recalls Heartfelt Moment Every Student Thanked Her

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.27.2015 | Good News

A math teacher responsible for saving the lives of three dozen children received moving shows of gratitude in return. Kristina Buhrman was filling...

Orlando's Number-Two Animal Attraction, Behind Disney

Kari Haugeto | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

If you've been to Florida but you haven't picked your own citrus, you're missing one of the oldest tourist traditions in central Florida. It's a memorable activity the whole family can enjoy and makes for beautiful pictures. Think of it as the "other" side of the Animal Kingdom.

What Happens When Former Bullies Contact Their Victims on Facebook -- 2 Decades Later?

Christina Berchini | Posted 03.28.2015 | Education
Christina Berchini

I think about my childhood bullies sometimes. And because I (like most of you) am naturally curious, I accepted all of their Facebook friend requests. Becoming reacquainted with them forces me to wonder about what happens when bullies become teachers.

More Kids Getting To School With New Kind Of Bus

AP | JENNIFER McDERMOTT | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game....

Heroic Sisters Save Dozens Of People, Mostly Children, From School Bus Fire In Mississippi

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.16.2014 | Good News

A busload of passengers, the majority of them school kids, may have two sisters to thank for their lives. Bettye Windom and her sister, Beth, both ...

The 9 Kids You Meet on a Field Trip

Claire Wapole | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Claire Wapole

While most students assigned to parent chaperones happily go along with the field trip flow, the following list of archetypical personalities keep chaperones on their toes.

Would You Wear Pajamas At The Bus Stop?

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

I'm not big on looks and etiquette, and MJ has a traditional streak a mile wide. And it appeared our two rather large personalities were locked in a death struggle.

Astoria Characters: The Hard-Driving Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.11.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

With one well-practiced pull, Fanny Cedeno rolls up the fortress-like metal gate at Astoria Express Transit. When her husband, Luis Gualotuna, walks in a minute later, she rushes up behind him and smoothes the rumpled collar of his grey sweater.

Teasing Over Vaginal Flatulence On School Bus Leads To Groin Attack

David Lohr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weird News

A 13-year-old male high school student was teasing an 18-year-old girl about her vaginal flatulence before being struck in his testicles, police said....

The Promise of the Yellow School Bus

Pam Allyn | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Pam Allyn

To begin to tell a new story about who we are and how we respond to such tragedy, we have to all be willing to see that there are nuances, contrasts and multiple perspectives on every subject. This won't happen overnight.

NIMBYists or Patriots? Muncie Citizens Refuse to Fund School Buses

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kimann Schultz

When does fiscal frugality cross the line and enter into the realm of outright NIMBYism -- NIMBYism that will in time come at far greater cost to us a...

Is This America's First Electric School Bus?

Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: American school buses have long run on diesel, pumping out toxic exhaust around children who are par...

Confessions of a Late Bus Mom

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

There is no second chance when it comes to meeting the school bus. They leave your kid whether someone is there to get them or not. Kicked to the curb, if you will, although in my case, it's kicked to the side of the highway, where they hover in a parking lot filled with disrobing surfers.

Student Fires Police Officer's Gun On School Bus

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

A student accidentally shot a police officer's handgun on a Northern Virginia school bus on Monday. Four students were on the bus at the time, alon...

Farm On Wheels (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 05.19.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Many a school bus has been re-purposed, giving it a life well beyond that of carrying children back and forth from school each day. However, few have ...