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In the United States, state, national and local governments are entwined in the warp and woof of school bus service.

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The National Incident Management System: Communication and Connection

Schools will soon be required to follow a chain of communication that could help keep order during emergencies

Across the country, districts are preparing for the start of a new school year. They have to be prepared for new students and employees, new bus routes and even the unexpected. As part of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD), the Department of Homeland Security created the National Incident Management System (NIMS), a system that allows responders from different agencies to work in a collaborative effort when responding to emergencies, which could include natural disasters or acts of terrorism. Schools are now becoming more informed and interwoven into their community’s emergency response teams as a result.

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Challenges of the Supreme Court’s Desegregation Ruling

The Jefferson County Board of Education, near Louisville, Ky., decided to drop the use of an individual student’s race in determining school assignments. The move came after the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in July that doing so without a court order is an unconstitutional violation of students’ rights to equal protection.

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EPA: Greenhouse Gases a Threat to Public Health

On-road vehicles contribute nearly a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions nationwide, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced today, as the feds target wide-scale cuts in emissions through year 2016.

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