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More Online PDS Courses Made Available to NAPT Members

NAPT is now offering more than two dozen Professional Development Series (PDS) courses online to members who are looking for an affordable and convenient training option for their professional certification.
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Feds to Hold Public Meeting on Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is meeting with the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and the Medical Review Board to discuss the affect of sleep apnea on commercial drivers.
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List of NAPT Special Needs Transportation Endorsements Continues to Grow

The National Association for Pupil Transportation announced its 13th recipient of the Special Needs Transportation (SNT) endorsement, part of the organization's Professional Development Series of curriculum that was started in…
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Blue Bird Announces 2011 Dealer of the Year Awards

Ross Bus and Equipment Sales in Alexandria, La., was named Blue Bird's 2011 Dealer of the Year and Best in Region for the south-central U.S. earlier this month for "significantly"…
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Rural School Districts May Bear Brunt of Midyear 'Trigger' Cuts

Budget forecast for California: gloomy. When the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) announced a $3.7-billion state shortfall last week, school districts across the state, especially in rural counties, braced for midyear…
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Kansas to Hold Inaugural Special Needs School Bus Roadeo in 2012

The Kansas State Pupil Transportation Association (KSPTA) will hold its first-ever Special Needs Team Safety Competition in June to increase training opportunities for school bus drivers and aides.
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Smith Named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the appointment of Linda K. Smith as deputy assistant secretary and inter-departmental liaison for early childhood development under the U.S. Department of…
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Feds Discuss Transportation in New Fact Sheet on Charter Schools

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) released information earlier this month that seeks to answer commonly asked questions about charter schools, including the responsibility of transportation and…
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