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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...
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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....
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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...
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Verra Mobility to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

MESA, Ariz. — Verra Mobility (NASDAQ: VRRM), a leading provider of tech-enabled smart transportation solutions, announced yesterday its scheduled participation at the following upcoming...

Customer Service: The Problem Isn’t Always the Problem

Once years ago, a well-dressed professional barged into my office, ranting and raving, with spittle coming out of her mouth. Her eyes showed rage....

The Assurance of Great Leadership

Trust is a two-way street. I uncovered this common thread shared by the finalists of the 2019 AASA Superintendent of the Year Award, which...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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