When Chicago Public Schools students return to classes next week, they'll find their school buses have gone high-tech with newly installed remote GPS technology and in-vehicle mobile data terminals (MDTs), reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Along with a $1 million federal program that will retrofit all older buses in CPS' 1,600-bus fleet with clean-running technology in the next several months, the changes place the nation's third-largest school system on the cutting edge of safety and green technology. Only about 25 percent of school buses nationwide have the GPS and MDT technologies, the American School Bus Council (ASBC) estimates. "The GPS system...

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