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School buses remain parked in a storage area due to COVID-related school closures earlier this year in Zelienople, Pa.
School buses remain parked in a storage area due to COVID-related school closures earlier this year in Zelienople, Pa.
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School & District Management Districts Offer Cash to Families Who Skip the School Bus
Facing big transportation costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some school districts will pay parents or caregivers to get their kids to school, or charge them for the bus ride.
Daarel Burnette II, September 10, 2020
5 min read
Equity & Diversity Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the week that you may have missed.
September 9, 2020
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Special Education Getting Students With Disabilities Back to Class
Districts don't get a pass on providing some means of transportation for students in special education. Here's how some are planning to make it happen this fall.
Corey Mitchell, July 8, 2020
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Juvenal Landeros applies an antimicrobial coating to the interior of school buses in Austin, Texas. Extra cleaning and safety precautions aboard school buses to guard against coronavirus infection are among the challenges facing school transportation officials as they prepare to reopen for the 2020-21 academic year.
Juvenal Landeros applies an antimicrobial coating to the interior of school buses in Austin, Texas. Extra cleaning and safety precautions aboard school buses to guard against coronavirus infection are among the challenges facing school transportation officials as they prepare to reopen for the 2020-21 academic year.
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School & District Management Staffing Hard-to-Fill Bus-Driver Positions in a Pandemic
School transportation officials seek creative ways to keep their fleets staffed up while economics and health concerns make recruitment more challenging.
Evie Blad, July 8, 2020
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School buses sit parked in a lot as schools remain closed due to the coronavirus in Providence, R.I.
School buses sit parked in a lot as schools remain closed due to the coronavirus in Providence, R.I.
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School & District Management In a Pandemic, Who Gets to Ride the Bus? And What About Those Who Don't?
Fewer students will be able to use district transportation due to COVID-19 precautions. Districts can set priorities for who rides while assuring that others can still get to school.
Evie Blad, July 8, 2020
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School & District Management Solving the Student-Transportation Conundrum
District leaders must wrestle with five key questions as they work out the logistics for getting students safely back to school this fall without exploding their transportation budgets.
Corey Mitchell, July 8, 2020
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School & District Management Explainer Getting Kids to School: Tackling the COVID-19 Transportation Problem
Reducing ridership, "walking school buses," and staggered schedules are among the strategies districts are considering.
July 8, 2020
5 min read
Special Report How We Go Back to School
To help school leaders navigate complex decisions around reopenings, Education Week explores the options for returning to school this fall.
June 11, 2020
A worker disinfects school buses in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. Schools in the province reopened in April after a prolonged shutdown due to COVID-19.
A worker disinfects school buses in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. Schools in the province reopened in April after a prolonged shutdown due to COVID-19.
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School & District Management Managing Buses May Be the Hardest Part of Reopening Schools
Here are key considerations and big questions on how to safely transport students to school in the pandemic.
Madeline Will, June 10, 2020
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School & District Management Explainer The Socially Distanced School Day
Classrooms. Hallways. Extracurriculars. Every facet of the school day will have to be fundamentally altered when students return to school.
Madeline Will, June 10, 2020
4 min read
Families & the Community Video Fighting for School Buses in One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities
Concerned for her daughters' safety, an East St. Louis, Ill., mother battled for expanded bus service. State lawmakers listened.
Brooke Saias, February 28, 2020
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School & District Management Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed (Nov. 13, 2019)
A collection of short news stories from the last week.
November 12, 2019
7 min read
Adam Perry, a career counselor and bus driver at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, N.C., picks up students.
Adam Perry, a career counselor and bus driver at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, N.C., picks up students.
Caitlin Penna for Education Week
School & District Management Teacher-Drivers Keep Wheels on the Bus Going Round
School systems throughout the U.S. are struggling to find bus drivers, and district leaders are getting creative to fill vacancies.
Corey Mitchell, September 3, 2019
4 min read
School & District Management Opinion When Getting to School Is a Challenge
A New Orleans community leader proposes ways to address school transportation problems and the related broader questions of equity and access.
Urban Education Contributor, October 11, 2018
4 min read