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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 04.22.2015 | 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 ...

Police: Gunman Still Holding Child Hostage

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — Speaking into a 4-inch-wide ventilation pipe, hostage negotiators tried Thursday to talk a man into releasing a kindergarte...

Police: Gunman Still Holding Child Hostage

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — A gunman holed up in a bunker with a 5-year-old hostage kept law officers at bay Wednesday in an all-night, all-day standof...

The Secret About This School Bus

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.24.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you thought you had the coolest house, we’re about to school you.

When Field Trips Go Wrong

Bethany Meyer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Bethany Meyer

My son is in kindergarten. With 29 other boys. I volunteered to chaperone their field trip to an apple orchard last week.

Why I Dread Putting My Daughter On The Bus

Babble.com | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

Believe me, I do not relish my shyness. The only reason I bring it up is that now I see it so clearly in my kids, and ugh, and argh. Crap. Hell. Flargh.

Are School Buses Dangerous?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Spencer Aronfeld

October 22-26, 2012 is National School Bus Safety Week. This gives us an opportunity to focus on teaching our children how to use school bus seat belts and to safely get on and off the bus.

School Bus Driver Drops 4-Year-Old At Homeless Shelter

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

LadyOurlove McInnis, a Minneapolis 4-year-old, was dropped off at a homeless shelter -- miles from her home -- after her first day of school Wednesday...

Violent Bus Beating Video Surfaces On Facebook

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

A student from Franklin Township Middle School East in Indiana has been arrested after a cell phone video of a vicious school bus fight was posted to ...