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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.

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....

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 03.22.2013 | Gay 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.com | (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, DNAinfo.com 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...

Bullied Bus Monitor Receives Her $700,000 Check

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

TORONTO -- A New York bus monitor who was relentlessly bullied by four middle school students has received more than $700,000 raised by a Canadian man...

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...

Bullied School Bus Monitor 'Fine' With Bully Punishment

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- The upstate New York school bus monitor who was bullied by four seventh-graders says she's satisfied that they're being suspended for a ye...

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.

38 Children Injured In Washington School Bus Rollover

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.12.2012 | Education

YAKIMA, Wash. — A school bus overturned Monday morning on a central Washington highway, injuring dozens of children, including three seriously, ...

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...

3 Still In Critical Condition After Fatal New Jersey School Bus Crash

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

CHESTERFIELD, N.J. — The National Transportation Safety Board is examining how seat belt use factored into the New Jersey school bus crash that ...

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...