Industry Partnerships


The American School Bus Council is a coalition of the school transportation community -- including public and private transportation providers, school bus manufacturers and state officials responsible for pupil transportation. Council members are committed to providing safe, effective, and efficient transportation for the more than 25 million schoolchildren who ride more than 480,000 school buses each day.

The Council’s members include NAPT (National Association for Pupil Transportation), NASDPTS (National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services), NSTA (National School Transportation Association), Blue Bird Corp. of Fort Valley, Ga., IC Bus Corporation of Lisle, Ill., and Thomas Built Buses of High Point, N.C.

The American School Bus Council was formed in 2006 to educate parents, school officials, lawmakers, and the public as a whole about the essential safety, environmental, and equal-access to education benefits of the iconic yellow school bus. NSTA is honored to be one of the ASBC Council Members since its inception. 

To learn more, visit the American School Bus Council website.



Stand for Children is focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability. As a unique way to foster kindness, Stand has created the Teach Kindness program. Teach Kindness is a unique collaboration among leading education organizations, distinguished teachers, and acclaimed researchers. It provides access to research-based tools and resources, free of charge, to those who want to incorporate kindness into the school day and make kindness a practical, commonplace skill.

NSTA is proud to partner with Stand for Children as a Teach Kindness Champion.

To learn more visit the Teach Kindness website.