Company making 3-point seatbelts standard on all school buses

Blue Bird Corporation, the only U.S.-owned school bus manufacturer, will introduce three-point seatbelts and other significant safety upgrades, including driver airbags and advanced lighting, on all new models starting in fall 2024.

Map: Several states offer, or may offer, free child care for early educators

Child care remains unaffordable and hard to find across the country, but as federal relief funds wind down, states like New Mexico, Washington, and Kentucky are introducing their own solutions to expand free preschool and early education, creating sustainable funding sources with bipartisan support.