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Keep Our Children Safer -- With One Simple Step.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.28.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Now that the first back-to-school day is officially passed in some states, I want to talk about something simple, yet understated, and in urgent need of addressing. One of my pet-peeves when driving anywhere in the U.S is to see rental cars passing yellow school buses on the streets.

Bus Don't Move: Bust a Move Parody

Deva Dalporto | Posted 08.25.2016 | 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.

Winning One for the Future in Mississippi

Burns Strider | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Burns Strider

Initiative 42 matters to a group of dedicated and hard working Mississippians who have raised more than $2 million and organized as 42 for Better Schools to pass this important initiative.

Put 'Safety' on Your Back-to-School List

Deborah Hersman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Deborah Hersman

Starting a new school year is a fun and exciting time for children and parents alike. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your child has their best - and safest - year yet.

Teen Asks Girl To Prom, Gets Smacked By Tree (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.22.2013 | Teen

This teen's prom-posal gave a whole new meaning to the saying "love hurts." One high school senior from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Ill...

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.

Union-busting, Bloomberg-Style

Alan Singer | Posted 03.20.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

The dispute between New York City and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 is the result of a decision by the Bloomberg administration to allow competitive bidding for school bus contracts. But lower bids would mean no job security for current school bus drivers.

City's Public School Buses Were Involved In 1,700 Accidents Last Year | (DNAinfo/Mike Miguez) | Posted 12.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- New York City school buses were involved in 1,700 accidents last year -- an average of nearly five per day, New York has...

School Bus Driver Asks Student To Leave Bus, Bring Her McDonald's Mustard Packets

Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

A Missouri bus driver has been suspended after she asked a student to exit the school bus and retrieve mustard packets from the McDonald’s off of Hi...

Bullies Pull Dangerous Prank On Girl While Waiting For School Bus

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

A Florida school district is looking into an incident in which 13-year-old Melanie Conn was bound in plastic wrap by two of her peers while waiting fo...

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...

Karen Klein Donation Campaign Ends Tonight

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

The donation campaign for Karen Klein, the 68-year-old bullied bus monitor from the Greece School District in Greece, N.Y., ended Friday, according to...

Karen Klein Bullies Receive Death Threats

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education

Karen Klein has said she doesn't want serious punishments levied upon the boys who bullied her on a school bus, but despite her calls for restraint, a...

7-Year-Old Kicked Off School Bus, Forced To Wander Alone

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

Amber Hobdy, a mother from Eagle Mountain, Utah, is outraged after her 7-year-daughter Kya was allegedly kicked off a school bus in an unfamiliar neig...

The Magically Green School Bus

Jonny Cohen | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen
Jonny Cohen

One day in seventh grade, I noticed the inefficient design of school buses. Then it hit me! Why not build a shield to retrofit buses by redirecting the airflow to decrease drag and increase gas mileage?

Broke State Could Soon Charge For School Bus Rides

Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago

As school districts statewide complain about the mounting costs of transporting their students, the Illinois State Board of Education could soon allow...

School Bus Accidents in the News: Are Your Children Safe?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Parents have a right to expect that when they put their children on the school bus in the morning, they will get to and from school safely.

Bus Driver Instructed Girl To Beat 9-Year-Old While She Restrained Him

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Brenda Abdul-Mateen, a Columbus City Schools bus driver in Ohio, held a 9-year-old boy's arms and told a girl to beat him up on her school bus, police...

Student Falls Out Of School Bus, Runs After It

Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

Mondays, right? No one knows better than this poor kid in China. Watch as the unsuspecting student falls out the back of the moving bus, and then p...

Driver Saves 6 From Flame-Engulfed School Bus

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.10.2012 | Education

Lindora Richardson, a 37-year-old school bus driver, managed to save six children before her bus erupted into flames yesterday in Charlotte, N.C., CNN...

SHOCK: 6th Grader Brutally Beaten While Peers Videotape, Cheer

Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

Troubling footage has surfaced of a student with autism being brutally beaten to the ground at his Maryland school bus stop while his peers stood by t...

Why One Mother Hates the School Bus Ride

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The school bus is one of the places that kids get teased the most and I believe that this is partly due to the older kids having so much unsupervised access to the younger kids.

Girl Left Unconscious On School Bus After Beating

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.02.2012 | Education

A 13-year-old female student was beaten so badly by seven students between the ages of 12 and 15 that she was left unconscious on the school bus Frida...

Bus Drive Allegedly Uses School Bus As Weapon

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

Theresa P. Douglas, 40, was arrested Wednesday and charged with many counts of assault in Maryland after she drove a school bus into a trailer in the ...

School Bus Driver Allegedly Falls Asleep At Wheel On Highway

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

After reportedly falling asleep while driving a school bus full of kids down a highway in Tacoma, Wash., the 65-year-old driver has been put on admini...