Focus on Education http://news.wbfo.org en College victims of sexual assault at higher risk for reoccurrence http://news.wbfo.org/post/college-victims-sexual-assault-higher-risk-reoccurrence <p>There is more reason for women on college campuses to protect themselves from sexual assaults. A new study out of the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions says female college students of past sexual assaults at a much higher risk to become victims again. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks to the principal investigator of the study.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:22:24 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44606 at http://news.wbfo.org College victims of sexual assault at higher risk for reoccurrence Motorists urged to be ready for school children http://news.wbfo.org/post/motorists-urged-be-ready-school-children <p>Drivers are being reminded that school children across the region will begin a brand new school year next week.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44591 at http://news.wbfo.org Motorists urged to be ready for school children Another tumultuous Buffalo School Board session http://news.wbfo.org/post/another-tumultuous-buffalo-school-board-session <p>Racial allegations were flying at Wednesday's Buffalo School Board session. School Board members met in special session at City Hall to discuss proposed turnaround plans for Bennett High School and Martin Luther King School.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44575 at http://news.wbfo.org Another tumultuous Buffalo School Board session Jetter pleads not guilty to filing false police report http://news.wbfo.org/post/jetter-pleads-not-guilty-filing-false-police-report <p>Hamburg Schools Superintendent Richard Jetter entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment in Hamburg Village Court Wednesday evening on a charge that he filed a false police report.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:22:47 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 44581 at http://news.wbfo.org Jetter pleads not guilty to filing false police report Buffalo teachers plan informational pickets next week http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-teachers-plan-informational-pickets-next-week <p>Buffalo teachers will set up informational pickets outside city schools next week to protest the lack of a contract with the school district.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:17:45 +0000 Mark Scott 44580 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo teachers plan informational pickets next week One store's mission of providing free school supplies http://news.wbfo.org/post/one-stores-mission-providing-free-school-supplies <p>As school districts begin a brand new school year next week, teachers and students will be in need of annual school supplies. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley tells us about a free supply store in Buffalo called <a href="http://www.theteachersdesk.org/">The Teacher's Desk</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:47:18 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44567 at http://news.wbfo.org One store's mission of providing free school supplies CSAT middle school students expand into former Holy Angels building http://news.wbfo.org/post/csat-middle-school-students-expand-former-holy-angels-building <p>A new era is underway at a former school building in north Buffalo.&nbsp; In our Focus on Education report&nbsp; WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says more than 550-middle school students from the Charter School for Applied Technologies returned for a new school year&nbsp; at the former Holy Angels Academy on Hertel Avenue.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:15:41 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44530 at http://news.wbfo.org CSAT middle school students expand into former Holy Angels building Local school teacher selected as a PBS Innovator http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-school-teacher-selected-pbs-innovator <p>A local school teacher is the only Western New York teacher to be selected as a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator.&nbsp; In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says it works to promote digital training and education in the classroom.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:03:21 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44522 at http://news.wbfo.org Local school teacher selected as a PBS Innovator Press Pass: Is vocational education a better option for some students? http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-vocational-education-better-option-some-students <p>Other school districts outside of New York State have similar demographics to Buffalo, but are doing a much better job in improving graduation rates. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:27:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44473 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Is vocational education a better option for some students? Coppola tabbed as interim superintendent in Hamburg http://news.wbfo.org/post/coppola-tabbed-interim-superintendent-hamburg <p>The Hamburg School District now has a superintendent on leave, an interim superintendent and candidates vying to become the permanent superintendent. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:01:58 +0000 Mike Desmond 44465 at http://news.wbfo.org Coppola tabbed as interim superintendent in Hamburg STEM expands to year-round for city students http://news.wbfo.org/post/stem-expands-year-round-city-students <p>The Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience is being expanded year-round. In this Focus on Education report WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the program works to encourages city school students to pursue studies in math, science and technology.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:38 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44466 at http://news.wbfo.org STEM expands to year-round for city students Bona, Hilbert discussing strengthening alliance http://news.wbfo.org/post/bona-hilbert-discussing-strengthening-alliance <p>Hilbert College and Saint Bonaventure University are talking about a strategic alliance and the two schools have chosen an executive director to oversee the conversation. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:15:03 +0000 Mike Desmond 44468 at http://news.wbfo.org New South Buffalo Charter School allows room to grow http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-south-buffalo-charter-school-allows-room-grow <p>Just ahead of the start of the school year, students cut the ribbon Thursday on the new South Buffalo Charter School. The $21 million facility on South Ogden Street opens Monday with an enrollment of about 800 students in grades K-8. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:26:11 +0000 Chris Caya 44443 at http://news.wbfo.org New South Buffalo Charter School allows room to grow School board approves teacher layoffs http://news.wbfo.org/post/school-board-approves-teacher-layoffs <p>The Buffalo Board of Education voted Wednesday night to lay off 63 teachers. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:32:18 +0000 Mike Desmond 44437 at http://news.wbfo.org School board approves teacher layoffs Leader of Buffalo schools gaining ground 'one foothold at a time’ http://news.wbfo.org/post/leader-buffalo-schools-gaining-ground-one-foothold-time <p>Interim Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Donald Ogilvie is now in his sixth full week on the job. Ogilvie is tackling many issues that have lingered over the troubled city school district for several years. In this Focus on Education interview, WBFO's Eileen Buckley sat down with Ogilvie to discuss a variety of education topics.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44424 at http://news.wbfo.org Leader of Buffalo schools gaining ground 'one foothold at a time’ New charter school proposed for city’s West Side http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-charter-school-proposed-city-s-west-side <p>A new charter school for students in kindergarten through fifth grade is being proposed for Buffalo's West Side. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley learned exclusively about plans to open the SMART Academy.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:44:40 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44411 at http://news.wbfo.org New charter school proposed for city’s West Side Buffalo School District set to expand pre-K http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-school-district-set-expand-pre-k <p>A round of state funding is allowing the Buffalo Public School District to expand its pre-kindergarten program.&nbsp; The governor is providing $340 million to 81 school districts and community groups statewide for pre-kindergarten programs.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:22:46 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44389 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo School District set to expand pre-K SUNY reaches agreement to improve its sexual assault policy http://news.wbfo.org/post/suny-reaches-agreement-improve-its-sexual-assault-policy <p>SUNY has agreed to make improvements to obeying Title IX when dealing with sexual assaults. That agreement was reached last November according to an Albany report. Last week, in WBFO's Focus on Education report, we reviewed the University at Buffalo's policy that already follows many federal recommendations.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44388 at http://news.wbfo.org SUNY reaches agreement to improve its sexual assault policy Buffalo's waterfront history literacy lesson: History of Buffalo Graphic Novel http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalos-waterfront-history-literacy-lesson-history-buffalo-graphic-novel <p>Some area school students participated in a summer-time literacy project.&nbsp; In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says students created the History of Buffalo Graphic Novel to promote reading while learning about the city's waterfront history.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:11:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44379 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo's waterfront history literacy lesson: History of Buffalo Graphic Novel Say Yes students learn the college financial aid process http://news.wbfo.org/post/say-yes-students-learn-college-financial-aid-process <p>Say Yes Buffalo scholarship students are still required to navigate through the financial aid process.&nbsp; In this Focus on Education report WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Buffalo Public School students heading to college this fall are still filling out federal and state financial aid applications.</p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:30:16 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44366 at http://news.wbfo.org Say Yes students learn the college financial aid process Layoffs issued to dozens of Buffalo teachers http://news.wbfo.org/post/layoffs-issued-dozens-buffalo-teachers <p>With the opening of school only weeks away, at least 63 Buffalo teachers have received layoff notices. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Mike Desmond 44326 at http://news.wbfo.org Layoffs issued to dozens of Buffalo teachers Second round of Common Core results show 'modest, but real' progress http://news.wbfo.org/post/second-round-common-core-results-show-modest-real-progress <p>New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and State Education Commissioner John King released results Thursday of the April 2014 Common Core assessments for grade 3-8 math and English Language Arts. Students made slight improvement in math grades 3-8 with 35.8% passing, up from around 31%, but students are doing about the same in English at about 31%.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44307 at http://news.wbfo.org Second round of Common Core results show 'modest, but real' progress UB defines campus policy for reporting sexual assaults http://news.wbfo.org/post/ub-defines-campus-policy-reporting-sexual-assaults <p>The State University of New York has gone on record in support of a bill to strengthen campus policies for reporting sexual assaults. SUNY joined U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in support of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. As part of our Focus on Education reporting WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with University at Buffalo officials to discuss the school's policy.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:13:01 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44300 at http://news.wbfo.org UB defines campus policy for reporting sexual assaults Say Yes students get ready to start college http://news.wbfo.org/post/say-yes-students-get-ready-start-college <p>More than 30 Buffalo Public High School graduates have been attending the Say Yes Summer Academy at ECC. The students have been awarded Say Yes Buffalo scholarships. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on students who have been attending a five-week summer school program to gain skills necessary to head to college this fall.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:38:34 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44269 at http://news.wbfo.org Say Yes students get ready to start college Interim schools leader outlines strategy to Latino community http://news.wbfo.org/post/interim-schools-leader-outlines-strategy-latino-community <p>The new leader of the Buffalo Public School District has hit the ground running. Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie has already been meeting with members of the community with a packed calendar of appointments just weeks into his new role. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley profiles Ogilvie's strategy.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:38:16 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44239 at http://news.wbfo.org Interim schools leader outlines strategy to Latino community Johns Hopkins wants out of partnership with East, Lafayette high schools http://news.wbfo.org/post/johns-hopkins-wants-out-partnership-east-lafayette-high-schools <p>Johns Hopkins University wants to end its partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools at two failing city schools.&nbsp; Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44222 at http://news.wbfo.org Johns Hopkins wants out of partnership with East, Lafayette high schools Union & teachers to shred Pearson tests in protest http://news.wbfo.org/post/union-teachers-shred-pearson-tests-protest <p>Teachers from across the state will stage a protest tonight in Albany against a national testing company.&nbsp; In this Focus on Education report&nbsp; WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says they will tear apart tests made by Pearson.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:18:29 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44218 at http://news.wbfo.org Union & teachers to shred Pearson tests in protest State surplus could provide billions to education http://news.wbfo.org/post/state-surplus-could-provide-billions-education <p>Education funding advocates say they have a use for the recently announced $4.2 billion state surplus. They say schools in New York, particularly the state’s poorest schools, could really use&nbsp; the money. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:20:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44168 at http://news.wbfo.org State surplus could provide billions to education Buffalo’s new academic chief discusses learning http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-s-new-academic-chief-discusses-learning <p>The Buffalo Public School's new chief academic officer will be digging into the many issues surrounding city schools. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley asks the new school administrator about poverty and learning.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:59:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44166 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo’s new academic chief discusses learning School board infighting continues http://news.wbfo.org/post/school-board-infighting-continues <p>A special meeting of the Buffalo Board of Education turned into a bit of a chaotic session Wednesday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says once again there was plenty of controversy in a more than three-hour session.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:09:34 +0000 Eileen Buckley 44140 at http://news.wbfo.org School board infighting continues