The Buffalo Board of Education is still waiting for a fact-finding report on the Buffalo teachers contract. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says as the board awaits the information, there is a call for changes in a new teacher contract that would focus more on students.
Phil Rumore, the head of the Buffalo Teachers Federation, says charter schools and regular public schools shouldn't mix. The union chief is reacting to the school board putting charter operators into the process for what happens to four schools Albany wants closed.
When a five-year-old special education student at School 82 put on his coat and backpack and left school, no one noticed until he was found wandering by a police officer. Officials are moving to prevent such situations from occurring again.
The decade-long fight between Buffalo's school system and the Buffalo Teachers Federation over a contract surfaced at Wednesday's Buffalo Board of Education meeting where hundreds of teachers protested.
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.
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.