Budget & Finance The Year in School Finance: 10 Stories You Should Know
Federal relief funds, persistent labor shortages, and looming environmental threats are among the year's most pressing issues.
School & District Management Uber for School Buses? How Companies Use Rideshare-Like Tech to Ease Driver Shortages
The headline-grabbing national school bus driver shortage has forced districts to make difficult choices.
School & District Management Quick Hacks: How Schools Can Cut Costs and Help the Environment
Schools can take advantage of tax credits and grants offered in the climate change spending package Congress passed this year.
School & District Management Bus Driver Shortages Still Wreak Havoc on Schools and Students
A new report highlights the connection between school transportation challenges and absenteeism.
Recruitment & Retention Opinion How My District Overcame Our Dire Bus Driver Shortage
Now, the district is applying the lessons to support staff in classrooms and cafeterias, writes Superintendent Mervin B. Daugherty
School & District Management Worries About Spot Fuel Shortages Keep Districts on Edge
High fuel prices and broader inflation are putting the squeeze on K-12 transportation—particularly in rural areas.
Education Funding EPA Doubles Aid for Electric, Natural Gas-Powered School Buses, Citing High Demand
The $965 million in funding helps schools replace existing diesel buses with zero- and low-emissions alternatives.
School & District Management Lacking Bus Drivers, Schools Make Tough Calls on Transportation
Three districts talk about how they've had to revise their transportation plans this school year and get the message to families.
Education Funding 3 Things in the Senate Climate-Change Bill That Could Affect K-12 Schools
The sweeping proposal includes funding opportunities for schools to operate electric buses and improve air quality in buildings.
Budget & Finance Interest Rates Are Going Up to Fight Inflation. Schools May Feel the Pain Either Way
Rising costs, expected higher wages, and diminished voter support for school levies have district leaders worried.
School & District Management Schools Can Access Tons of Money for Electric Buses. Will They Use It?
Electric buses are growing more appealing as fuel prices rise, but some districts remain wary of the cost and logistics.
Equity & Diversity Study Links Longer School Bus Rides to Chronic Absenteeism
Chronic absenteeism rates are as high as 12 percent for students with long bus rides, researchers find.
Recruitment & Retention How School Staffing Shortages Are Hurting Students
Essential nonteaching school employees are in high demand, and when their positions go unfilled, high-need students suffer most.
Recruitment & Retention 'It's Hard to See the Perks': Schools Face Tough Sell in Filling Key Jobs
Bus drivers and other K-12 workers say they are underpaid for the difficult jobs they do to keep schools running.