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Gustavo Balderas, superintendent of Eugene School District 4J in Oregon, focuses his initiatives on eliminating student barriers. He has been nominated as one of the four finalists for the Superintendent of the Year Award, which is co-sponsored by the AASA, First Student and AIG Retirement Services.

Oregon Superintendent Links School Bus Transportation to Eliminating Academic Barriers

Growing up in a migrant family influenced Gustavo Balderas’ drive to give back to the community by inspiring all students, which he has been...

7 Takeaways from Journey to Safer Wheelchair Transportation Webinar

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Safely transporting students—especially those who use mobility devices—remains one of the most unaddressed liability issues in school districts today. The...

Good Leaders and the Mentors Who Believed in Them

There are many traits that make up a good transportation director. Any leader, really. At the end of the day, the most important assessments...

Sen. Kamala Harris Announces a Bill to Keep Schools Open Longer

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) introduced a bill last week that would keep schools open for an extra three hours to reduce the...
Elementary school kids climbing on to a school bus

Americans Favor Diverse Schools But Still Oppose ‘Busing’

The Democratic Party presidential debates have reignited national discussions on the merits of forced integration of schools based on race and the use of...

Let’s Talk: School Reform and Safe Transportation Challenges

U.S. Secretary of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stands firm on education reform, as do her supporters in countless numbers of school districts across the...

HopSkipDrive Launches Safety Advisory Board to Drive Safety Innovation

LOS ANGELES — HopSkipDrive is obsessed with safety. In fact, it’s our company’s number one value. We don’t do anything without asking ourselves, “Would...
Students loading bus

Is Industry on Right Side of Road in Serving All School-Aged...

On May 2, 2017, I attended a panel session in Washington, D.C., presented by Bellwether Education Partners, titled “Miles to Go: Bringing School Transportation...

First Student Expands in Illinois, Acquires Hopewell Transportation

NEW LENOX, Ill. — Walk First Student, North America’s leader in student transportation, today announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Hopewell Transportation....
STN Rising Superstars

2019 Rising Superstars in School Transportation

For the past four years, School Transportation News has requested nominations of student transporters who are displaying leadership or innovation in their school bus...

February 2020

STN’s bus garage issue features articles about selecting maintenance software, being proactive when inspecting and maintaining fleets,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...