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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2006

School safety

Advertiser Staff

With the school year just getting under way, it's a good time to review the basic rules for riding the bus with your youngster:

  • Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it from the curb.

  • Do not move around on the bus.

  • Check to see that no other traffic is coming before crossing.

  • Always remain in clear view of the bus driver.

    Source: American Academy of Pediatrics


    Q: How many English language learner students are receiving services in U.S. public schools?

    A: In the 2003-04 school year, ELL services were provided to 3.8 million students (11 percent of all students). California and Texas had the largest reported number of students receiving ELL services. In California, there were 1.6 million students (26 percent of all students) who received ELL services; and in Texas, 700,000 students (16 percent of all students) received ELL services.

    Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education


    Ology, an American Museum of Natural History Web site, supported by Smithsonian Institution, invites kids to explore archaeology, astronomy, biodiversity, Earth, Einstein, genetics, marine biology, paleontology and other "ologies." Topics include the Incas, the ancient city of Petra, gravity, Mars, the Milky Way, tree of life, saving species, tectonic plates, fighting dinosaurs and more.

    Go to: http://ology.amnh.org