How did the school bus hit the road 80 years ago, and why has it endured? In honor of back-to-school season, Smithsonian Magazine profiles “the Father of the Yellow School Bus,” the late TC professor and alumnus Frank W. Cyr (Ph.D. ’33).

https://www.tc.columbia.edu/articles/2019/september/smithsonian-profiles-the-father-of-the-yellow-school-bus-/ With the new semester underway, yellow school buses are again transporting millions of children across America from home to school and back again. That journey began at Teachers College in 1939.