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Bringing the hashtag to teacher professional development

It's 8 p.m. on a Sunday evening. Dinner is finished, and the dishes have been put away. It's time to get ready for another busy week at school. For many teachers, this is also a great time to engage in much-needed professional development with their peers. At this hour,...

source: By Brian Stack
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Taxpayers will be on the hook for more money after the School Board voted to amend its budget to reflect a $4 million levy increase in its transportation fund. With state approval, the board voted to raise the transportation fund from its advertised rate of $9 million...

source: Chicago Tribune

Terry Sanford High School student Akia Patterson was struggling in math last year and wanted to stay after school for tutoring help. But she couldn't because she had no way of getting home if she missed the school bus. Then school social...

source: The Fayetteville Observer

It can be downright Sisyphean to get a teenager out of bed. Just like adults, they're often significantly sleep-deprived — and the first period bell is doing them no favors. Adolescents have been steadily logging fewer hours of sleep over the last 20 years, according...

source: The Huffington Post

There's revolution in the air. Robbinsdale Area Schools is rolling out an app that will tell parents and students where their school bus is and how long it is estimated it will take to get to their stop. In real time. On their cell phones. On frigid corners and in idling...

source: MinnPost

For the bulk of her career, Lavonda Thompson, a 48-year old bus driver and school custodian in Hartsville, S.C., never questioned either her role or the larger system she was serving. "My job was to drive the bus and clean the buildings," she said. "The child's job was to...

source: The New York Times

Cold temperatures can be a headache for kids going to school in the morning, and school bus drivers have another set of problems to worry about in winter weather. Despite having a bus garage to keep them out of the cold, Palmyra School District Transportation Director Brian...

source: WGEM-TV


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