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HBCU files complaint seeking review of bus search

Nov. 21, 2022 15:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A historically Black university in North Carolina announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice seeking a review of a search of a bus carrying students during a traffic stop in South Carolina last month. Shaw University President...

More kids to ride in 'clean' school buses, mostly electric

Oct. 26, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving roughly $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program. The Biden...

State probes Boston schools' treatment of disabled students

Oct. 25, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — The state education department is investigating a complaint that claims the rights of children with disabilities in the Boston Public Schools are being violated because the district's bus system is in “disarray,” Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley said Tuesday. ...

Emission reduction program offers aid for replacement buses

Oct. 24, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky public school districts and private schools that own school buses can apply for funding through a program designed to reduce diesel emissions, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. The 2022 Kentucky Clean Diesel Grant Program will reimburse up to 25 percent of...

Several people injured after New Mexico school bus rollover

Oct. 05, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

BENT, N.M. (AP) — Several people have been injured Wednesday after a rollover involving a school bus in southern New Mexico, authorities said. Roswell Independent School District officials said students from Mountain View Middle School were headed on a trip to Las Cruces on...

EPA doubles money for electric school buses as demand soars

Sep. 29, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to “overwhelming demand,” the Environmental Protection Agency is nearly doubling the money available to states to buy electric models of the familiar yellow school buses that millions of children ride every school day. The EPA made $500 million...

China quarantines college students under strict COVID policy

Sep. 11, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Almost 500 students at China’s premier college for broadcast journalists have been sent to a quarantine center after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in their dormitory. The 488 students at Communication University of China, along with 19 teachers and...