Jonny Moran

Project Associate, Education

A series of forums hosted by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County is giving residents a chance to share their ideas on combating poverty. Forum attendees will participate in focus groups, says Doris Carbonell-Medina, project director for the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative. Their feedback will be used to identify problems locally and shape solutions.

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The University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education has named its next dean. Suzanne Rosenblith is taking the place of Jaekyung Lee, who has served as dean since 2013.

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The Western New York Educational Service Council (WNYESC) is naming PLS 3rd Learning Executive Vice President Michael Horning, Jr. the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Robert W. Heller Distinguished Service Award. The award, which started in 2014, recognizes those not employed by a school district who have make a positive impact on education within the eight-county region of Western New York.

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An entrepreneur, academic and former undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Energy has been appointed the next leader of New York state's public university system. 

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The Ken-Ton Board of Education is appointing Stephen Bovino to be the next superintendent of schools. Bovino was unanimously appointed after serving as interim superintendent since January. He says his main focus is student achievement.

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Autism Services is making a push to increase acceptance and awareness. The organization held an art exhibit in WNED|WBFO’s Horizons Gallery. The exhibit also featured performances by the Autism Services band No Words Spoken.

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State University of New York Trustees are moving forward with a proposal to provide all students with access to telecounseling and online mental health services. SUNY Trustees passed a directive for University administration to consider the use of the remote counseling services across the state.

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Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah helped Erie Community College’s Men of Merit Program kick off this year’s Speaker Series Thursday. The program was established to foster excellence, distinction and integrity in the school’s male African-American, Hispanic and Native American students.

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After a month of collecting 3,395 cans and bottles, students at Harvey Austin School in Buffalo are giving back to the community. On Monday, the students presented a 21-year-old woman named Jessie who suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, an incurable neurological pain disorder, with a check to help with medical expenses – including training for a new guide dog.

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Do you know an outstanding educator? The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are calling on fans to nominate Western New York’s “Hall of Fame-caliber” educators for the ninth annual Touchdown for Teachers contest.

A training program for parents and family of children with special needs is accepting enrollment. The Parent Leadership Program is being put on for its seventh year by the Parent Network of Western New York.

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A child development program that helps children under five is getting a big gift from the Ralph C. Wilson  Jr. Foundation. Help Me Grow Western New York is getting $1.8 million dollars to continue its efforts to help families with kids under the age of five.

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A newly planned Center for Urban Education aims to improve teaching and learning in urban schools across Western New York. Canisius College and the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA) are teaming up to build the center, which will be housed in the college’s School of Education and Human Services.

Community members are teaming up to build a “tiny house” for charity.

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A new survey from the debt management website Student Loan Hero found young people to be most regretful of their financial habits in 2016.

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A community activist who opposed tax breaks for a project launched by a company with ties to Carl Paladino is reacting to a new firestorm of criticism that targets the Buffalo School Board member.

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WBFO News recently sat down with Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins before he heads back to Washington under the new Trump administration. We asked Higgins about his concerns for the future of education, especially for children living in poverty that attend Buffalo Public Schools.

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A local professor is being put on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. Joseph Gardella is a professor of chemistry at the University of Buffalo and has been appointed to serve a 3-year term on the board.   

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There has been another racist incident on a local college campus. Two Daemen College students were placed on suspension after a male student wore a costume that resembled a KKK outfit inside Canavan Hall Monday night. A second student, who helped dress him, was also suspended. 

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They say they best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That could explain why so many salesmen pitch products to clients over dinner and drinks. But what happens when that client is the person you trust with you and your family’s health? One Buffalo resident is shining some light on how pharmaceutical representatives feed your doctor and how it impacts drug sales.


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Ride-sharing may finally be on its way back to upstate New York, at least according to an official from a high-profile passenger service.

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As Williamsville drivers clamor for solutions to traffic congestion on Main Street, Congressman Brian Higgins said the State Thruway Authority needs to act.

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It may be last call for Erie County's 4 a.m. bar closing time — at least, if two of Western New York's most prominent police unions have their way.

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As the holiday shopping season creeps forward, nearly nine out of 10 consumers say they'll try to avoid traditional brick-and-mortar stores, turning instead to online retailers.

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It's been one year since "Snowvember," the massive snowstorm that covered parts of Western New York in up to eight feet of snow and killed 14 people. Now, the Red Cross is partnering with New York State to offer free disaster preparedness training to area residents for future emergencies.

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As Western New Yorkers anxiously await the first sign of winter white, New York’s Christmas tree farmers are hoping to see a lot of green this holiday season.

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A report released Thursday by the Erie County Medicaid Inspector General’s Office shows a rise in Medicaid enrollment in Erie County under the Affordable Care Act.

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More than 200 police officers, prosecutors and other law enforcers wrapped up a two day seminar in Saratoga Tuesday that aimed to reduce gun violence.

Many Bills fans lovingly refer to Buffalo as "a drinking town with a sports problem." A new study finds that's probably true – at least on game days.

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