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Retired School Bus Serves as STEM Lab on Wheels

November 4, 2019

By: Shawna De La Rosa

Source: Education Dive

Dive Brief

  • A repurposed special needs school bus in Baltimore County, Maryland, is giving K-5 students a chance to code, build robots, use 3D printers and even fly drones as the new Mobile Innovation Lab, District Administration reports.

Dive Insight

Buses can be quite useful long after their days of student pickups are over. For example, Coachella Valley Unified School District — which is the second poorest district in the country — in 2016 converted eight school buses into built-out mobile hotspots driven to the district’s poorest neighborhoods, allowing students to access WiFi within a 100-yard radius.

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