Wi-Fi Turns Arizona Bus Ride Into a Rolling Study Hall – NYTimes.com

Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall

Published: February 11, 2010

VAIL, Ariz. ??? Students endure hundreds of hours on yellow buses each year getting to and from school in this desert exurb of Tucson, and stir-crazy teenagers break the monotony by teasing, texting, flirting, shouting, climbing (over seats) and sometimes punching (seats or seatmates).

Jerod Reyes, left, and Dylan Powell use their bus’s Wi-Fi to do homework on their way to school.

On buses equipped with Wi-Fi in Vail, Ariz., officials say more homework is getting done, and there’s less rowdy behavior.

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