Even as President Obama's proposed FY2014 budget would slash by 70 percent programs funded under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, the U.S. EPA published its second report to Congress that breaks down the successes of the grant funding.
Head Start announced last week that $95 million in recovery aid is now available to providers who need to renovate, repair and, in some cases, rebuild learning centers that lay in Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction.
Lawmakers successfully pushed forward a bill that would allow Illinois school districts to use cameras on school buses to catch stop-arm violators. SB0923 passed the state Senate, according to the Illinois General Assembly website.
The U.S. EPA and the state of Utah each received an inaugural award recognizing advancements in reduced emissions for school buses during the final day of annual meetings between school-bus industry representatives and federal legislators and agency officials.
Parents concerned about child safety often make headlines in a pre-emptive strike, yet other times it takes a tragedy to spur calls for improvement. For the Davis family of Temple Hills, Md., the tragedy that struck four years ago when they lost their daughter, Ashley, resulted in a jury awarding them $90 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit against Prince George's County Board of Education.