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Massachusetts Uber, Lyft Screenings Will be Toughest in U.S.

Drivers for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft will undergo what state officials call the most comprehensive background checks in the U.S. under agreements announced Monday by Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration. The screenings will begin on Jan. 6, with both companies …

Licensing Rules for Childcare Centers Approved

Louisiana’s top school board has given final passage to new licensing rules for daycare facilities, Head Start centers and preschool programs around the state. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education agreed without objection Wednesday to the package of regulations, …

Tennessee County Schools Release New Bus Safety Plan

Shelby County Schools has released a new plan to improve bus safety. The Commercial Appeal reports a new criminal background check will be done on all drivers over the next week. In addition, transportation contractor Durham School Service has agreed …

Daycare Operators Prepare for Tougher Indiana Rules

Childcare providers across Indiana are scrambling to find money to pay for broader criminal background checks of employees and educate staff about new rules to improve safety and prevent child abuse ahead of a July 1 deadline. Indiana lawmakers this …