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Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014 7:00 pm

Sometimes old ways can be best. Before the school bus was invented, most children walked to school. Today, in Rhode Island, Missouri, Iowa and other states, children are getting off the bus seats and back on their feet.

An adult volunteer leads the students on their walk to class. In some districts, the “walking school bus” goes to and from school every day. In other areas, the program is only once a week. Yet in every locale, participating children get a chance to exercise, see their neighborhoods and make new friends.

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