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21 January 2019 | 0

Parents’ top tips for when snow disrupts the schedule

Happy new year! Since it’s January, many cities have already experienced their first serious snow storm of the season, some of which arrived very unexpectedly. Even though you can’t plan when the snow comes, you can give some advance thought to what you will do when it does. Fast Company recently created this Snow Day […]

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19 November 2018 | 0

Should the school day start later for teens?

Should your teen’s school day start later? And could starting the school day later have a positive effect on the economy and your teen’s ability to learn? Former New Jersey governor and current Democratic Senator Richard Codey says yes to both, in an opinion piece for NJ.com, saying that teens especially need their rest to […]

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31 October 2018 | 0

GPS: Around the world in 800 milliseconds

I was in the car with my son recently on a trip, testing out a new BusWhere tracker in Europe for an international customer. So I plugged our “plug and play” tracker in the cigarette adapter and started driving. BusWhere has detailed graphical logs, with five-second updates and “DVR-style” controls to rewind, fast forward, and […]

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25 October 2018 | 0

National School Bus Safety Week

Welcome to the midway point in 2018 National School Bus Safety Week (October 22-26)! Observed by school districts nationwide, National School Bus Safety Week is for the many stakeholders–parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties– who are  working to ensure that the nation’s 25+million students are safe while they are […]

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8 October 2018 | 0

How GPS tracking and other strategies may fix school transportation

“The educational system frequently describes transportation as a plumbing issue. It’s something that nobody notices unless it’s not working.” So says Jennifer O’Neal Schiess, a principal at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit focused on dramatically changing education and life outcomes for underserved children. (Quote from this article in Curbed.) In 2017, Schiess co-authored “Miles to […]

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