Buffalo failing schools

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is weighing in with his turnaround plan for failing schools state-wide.  Cuomo specifically points to 27-failing Buffalo Public Schools in presenting his reform plan.

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The Buffalo School Board postponed a decision Wednesday night on the future of four city schools Albany has ordered closed. The issue brought a huge crowd to the school board meeting that was held at the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts School. 

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The Buffalo Public School District has received four-proposals from charter schools to use district-owned buildings.

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Interim Buffalo School Superintendent Don Ogilvie says the school district has a Friday deadline to submit a round of proposed turnaround plans for four failing city schools to prevent closure by the New York State Education Department.

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Faced with a potential sit-in at the board room, the Buffalo School Board last night agreed to a direct meeting next Wednesday with the District Parent Coordinating Council.

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As the Buffalo Public School district continues to grapple with failing schools, a question has surfaced in the community  -- should the State Education Department attempt a takeover of the Buffalo Public School District? WBFO's Eileen Buckley asked two state lawmakers and the mayor for their thoughts.

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The Buffalo Public School District has an August 12th deadline set by the state Education Department to make changes at two failing city high schools.