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Google Equipping More Rural School Buses With Wi-Fi
Following pilot programs in select rural communities in North and South Carolina, Google is expanding its Rolling Study Halls program to 16 more school districts across the country. The program's expansion will give "thousands of students" access to Wi-Fi and Chromebooks on their trip to and from school, which Google says will translate to 1.5 million learning hours reclaimed.
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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS


  Utah District Equips 40 School Buses With Heat Recycling System
School Bus Fleet
A school district has added a new heat recycling system to its school buses in an effort to curb idling and emissions. The Utah Clean Air Partnership recently awarded a $30,000 grant to Idle Free Heat to install its technology on 40 of Granite School District’s buses.


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  Spotting the Warning Signs of School Violence
School Bus Fleet
The school bus’s radiant yellow paint, flashing red and amber lights, and bright red stop arm are meant to draw attention to it. The student desperately clenching a weapon in the back seat is frantically trying to not draw attention to himself.


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  Bentonville School District May Soon Put Ads On Buses
KFSM News
The Bentonville School District is looking to put advertisements on their school buses. These ads will be aimed at promoting a positive district campaign and not goods or services.


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FUN NEWS


  It's the Little Things: The School Bus Driver Hairstylist
School Transportation News
Eleven-year-old Isabella Pieri lost her mother to a rare illness two years ago. Her father taught her to get herself ready for school, but he still struggled with fixing her hair. After having a short haircut for some time, Isabella resorted to simply brushing her hair and putting it in a ponytail before school.


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  Converted Buses Bring School to Colorado Students
School Transportation News
What if, instead of buses bringing children to school, they brought the school to the children? In Adams County, Colorado, Rany Elissa and Alexa Garrido are doing just that. They founded Right On Learning in 2010 to provide tutoring and after school programs to kids via a converted bus.


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  Artistic Family Travels in Beautiful Short School Bus Conversion, Selling Art
Treehugger
The quintessential family road trip takes on all kinds of forms: it can be done with a simple tent, or with a camper or perhaps a larger RV.


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