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Is riding the bus good for kindergarteners?

from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

From April 18: Kindergarten students who take the school bus to miss fewer classes than children who commute to school in other ways, according to new research. Using a national sample of 14,370 kindergarten students from a U.S. Department of Education study, Michael A. Gottfried, an associate professor of education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, found that in the 2010–2011 school year, public school kindergarten children who took the bus were two percentage points less likely to miss more than 10 days than students in the same school district. more

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