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2011-08-22 19:44:58

In a study of fourth-graders at eight elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children´s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine found that students who participated in a Walking School Bus program had increased rates of walking to school and increased daily minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The report appears in the current issue of Pediatrics. "In the United States, children are not meeting the...

2011-08-19 17:02:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Student Transportation of America (STA) issued a notice today for parents of all Duval County Magnet School students, confirming that the school bus company will be serving all magnet schools in Duval County and is ready to add routes where needed to assist families whose routes were dropped by Durham School Services this week. In June, as a result of budget shortfalls, Duval County Public Schools cut all bus service to and from magnet...

2011-08-18 13:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School buses are returning to Pennsylvania roadways, prompting a reminder from PennDOT for motorists to watch out for buses and students headed to and from school. "With students distracted by the start of a new school year, it is all too easy for them to make a mistake and dart into traffic," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. "So that everyone can make it safely to their destination, motorists are reminded to pay...

2011-08-18 13:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the rumble of school buses serving as a reminder of back-to-school season in Pennsylvania, PennDOT is reminding parents to talk with students about staying safe -- on and off the bus. "Children can be distracted by the excitement of returning to school and reuniting with their classmates," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. "Parents and students need to talk about being safe while traveling to and from school."...

2011-08-15 12:19:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of students head back to school, parents, school districts and local communities have a new resource available to them to help drive home the message of back-to-school safety. The National Safety Council (NSC) and First Student, Inc., the nation's leader in student transportation, have teamed up to create a safety awareness campaign and back-to-school safety website chock-full of important safety tips and information. "We are pleased...

2011-08-12 14:42:00

WALL, N.J., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As schools across the country begin to welcome children back to school this week, Student Transportation of America (STA), the third-largest school bus contractor in North America, reminds parents that riding a school bus remains one of the safest forms of transportation on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to...

2011-08-05 00:00:03

Driver Receives State Valor Award for Calm Demeanor and Level-headed Actions Texarkana, TX (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Vertical School Partners, a leading supplier of online training and information solutions reported today that its SafePUPIL school bus driver training solution was instrumental in avoiding a potentially deadly school bus mishap. Only days before the accident, SafePUPIL was effectively used to highlight bus evacuation procedures for both the bus driver and students. Mr. Charles...

2011-08-04 16:03:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As children begin preparing to return to school, it's important for parents and children to go over school bus safety tips together," says Susan Laurence, injury prevention coordinator, Trauma Services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. "This will help ensure a safe, enjoyable start to the school year for everyone." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) According to the National Highway Traffic...


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