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Schools turn to tech for solutions to bus driver shortage

Nov 3, 2023
Alternatives to traditional school bus transportation include carpooling platforms and apps reminiscent of ride-hailing.
Many students in Framingham, Massachusetts, are forced to walk to school because of the driver shortage. Waverly Street, above, is a popular route.
Robin Lubbock/WBUR

Why a Massachusetts school district is recruiting teachers from Brazil

May 8, 2023
As a nationwide educator shortage persists, some districts are sponsoring immigrant work visas to attract and retain staff.
Teacher Juliana Santos listens to a student in a Massachusetts elementary school.
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Five child care workers on the joys and frustrations of a struggling industry

Mar 30, 2023
Staffing shortages and high turnover have dogged the early education and child care field for years. The pandemic has made them acute issues.
From left to right: Bernadette Davidson, Kiya Savannah, Vanessa Pashkoff, Kimberly Artez and Anna Rogers.
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Steadily (and quietly), more electric school buses are getting on the road

Jan 20, 2023
The vehicles have struggled to gain traction, but school districts are being swayed by new funding options, as well as environmental and health concerns.
A Beverly Public Schools electric school bus charges in the parking lot. The district will get three more electric buses in spring.
Robin Lubbock/WBUR

Colleges worry visa system could deter international students

Nov 14, 2019
College leaders do not want to lose out on some one million overseas students.
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LSAT or GRE? Some law schools say giving applicants an option may improve diversity

Aug 28, 2019
Some law schools are expanding entrance exam options as a way to try and encourage more diverse students to apply.

Christian group encourages young donors by highlighting the joy in charitable giving

Jun 19, 2019
Generous Giving is urging a move away from doctrine to appeal to a wider donor base.
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In a tight labor market, some companies offer student loan repayment help as a perk

Feb 27, 2019
Some companies are starting to include student loan repayment programs in their benefits packages.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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In an effort to save money, day care centers in New England are forming purchasing groups

Oct 24, 2018
A pilot program is underway in Massachusetts, while New Hampshire already has 200 day care centers participating in its purchasing group program.
The Elizabeth Peabody House serves children and families in the Somerville, Massachusetts area.
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In an effort to save money, day care centers in New England are forming purchasing groups

Oct 24, 2018
A pilot program is underway in Massachusetts, while New Hampshire already has 200 day care centers participating in its purchasing group program.
The Elizabeth Peabody House serves children and families in the Somerville, Massachusetts area.
Carrie Jung for Marketplace