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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...

Missing the Bus

Rachel Adams | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Rachel Adams

For the next week, we schlepped Henry on the subway every morning. This meant that either my husband or I got to work late, but it saved him the grueling trip to school. Meanwhile, the horror stories started to come in.

Stop! In the Name of the Camera: Reducing School Bus Stop-Arm Violations

John B. Townsend II | Posted 02.12.2012 | DC
John B. Townsend II

Each day bus drivers encounter scores of speeding and distracted motorists who ignore the flashing yellow lights and illegally zoom right past the stopped buses after the driver extended the stop sign.

Contentious School Board Battle Fought Amid Big Money

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — Intense national political forces were focused on a local school board runoff this week in North Carolina's capital as voters re...

Thoughts on Education Reform

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 10.24.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Having stayed out of the fray for several months, I've gained some perspective on the flashpoints that have been dominating the ed reform debate. From a freshly detached point of view, a few things seem clear to me.

Fighting Resegregation: Elizabeth Redenbaugh Receives Award For Opposing Neighborhood Schools

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education
Yuna Shin

"Neighborhood school" proponents have begun to dominate school board agendas across the state, and the state is now poised to create high poverty schools in high poverty areas.

Arne Duncan Chides N.C. School Board For Reversing Diversity Policies

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — The nation's top education official on Friday joined a chorus of criticism targeting a decision last year by North Carolina's la...

Tea Party Plans Scrap Integration Policy at NC Schools

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lynn Parramore

New, Tea Party-backed school board members have thrown out the diversity policy that has allowed tolerance and hope to flourish in Wake County in a manner sadly lacking in other regions of the country.