The leader of the Buffalo Common Council is weighing in on the education crisis in the city. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with the Council president and True Bethel pastor Rev. Darius Pridgen. Pridgen, who once served as a member of the Buffalo Board of Education, offers his thoughts on the city district.
Larry Quinn is one of the new Buffalo Board of Education members and makes up the new majority on the board. Quinn said Wednesday he is ready to support former Erie 1 BOCES superintendent Don Ogilvie as the district's new interim superintendent.
School educators and stakeholders in the Buffalo Public School District say parental involvement is key in changing failing schools and leading students to success. But what about the parents who are involved. In this Focus on Education interview, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with two concerned citizens who are fighting for a voice when it comes to resolving the city's education crisis.
The Buffalo Board of Education has been talking for weeks about what to do if Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown takes a buyout to leave the district. Brown is expected to leave Monday and the board will be meeting in special session to discuss their next steps.
Some Buffalo Public School parents are calling on the school board to keep Martin Luther King School 39 open. Monday afternoon the District Parent Coordinating Council and parents were joined by newly elected at large board member Larry Quinn and West District member James Sampson. They protested the planned closing of the school.
The Buffalo Board of Education has now had two one-hour long discussions about how to pick a replacement for the departing Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown. On Wednesday, they decided another meeting was necessary.
An investment bank and law firm have been retained by the estate of Ralph Wilson to help facilitate the sale of the Buffalo Bills. In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discusses how the move should speed a sale process which will almost certainly coincide with the building of a new stadium.
The future of Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown could be in jeopardy following Tuesday night's school board election. Two candidates elected to three-at-large seats, Larry Quinn and Patti Bowers Pierce, are expected to align with board member Carl Paladino, who is seeking Brown's removal.
The Buffalo News has endorsed a trio of candidates for the Buffalo School Board elections Tuesday. Those endorsements have angered a segment of the public, and for some have emphasized racial divides in the city. On today's Press Pass, WBFO's Chris Jamele and Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly will discuss those endorsements.
With the fight over three at-large seats on the Buffalo school board heating up and the election three weeks away, ten of the candidates turned up last night before a large crowd in First Shiloh Baptist Church on Thursday night.
Though the approaching School Board elections will likely determine her future as Buffalo Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Brown took a proactive approach Wednesday night during a review of her job performance.
Former Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn announced last week that he will run for the Buffalo School Board, adding to the expanding list of candidates for three at-large seats. "It's a snapshot of the growing frustration" with Buffalo schools, says Jim Fink of Business First.
Buffalo Public School students were on their way to the bus stops Wednesday morning when schools superintendent Pamela Brown canceled most classes. With snow days running out, Brown says she wanted to wait until the last possible minute to make the decision.
Enterprise and Westminister Community charters may have new and extended lives as the Buffalo Board of Education decided on two-year charter extensions. WBFO'S Mike Desmond reports the board wouldn't go for three-years and now it's up to Albany.
For weeks, Carl Paladino has been seeking the removal of Buffalo School Board president Barbara Seals Nevergold. Now, a resident is taking similar steps in an effort to have Paladino removed from the board.