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The long-discussed issue of the Buffalo School District’s gender identity policy was voted on at Wednesday night’s meeting of the School Board, and the meeting ended in celebration.


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It's done. It may have taken more than 12 years, but a teacher contract is finally in place in the Buffalo Public School system. However, Park District School Board Member Carl Paladino is threatening to go to court over being shut down when he wanted answers to questions during a board meeting.


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City teachers held a mass rally Wednesday after years of little movement in talks between the Buffalo School Board and the Buffalo Teachers Federation.

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A workshop on school violence provided Buffalo School members a forum to share their perspectives on the issue. Despite their differences, all agreed that something needs to be done.


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The new leader of the Buffalo Board of Education has called for a ‘working session’ to discuss the impact of violence and safety in city schools.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports session is scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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There have been just two Buffalo School board meetings since the newly elected members officially took their seats early last month. The school board returns to regular board session on August 24th.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes discuss new leadership that is now in place prior to the start of a brand new school year. 

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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash was able to bring together the entire Board of Education at last night's meeting. The board unanimously approved his first-year evaluation and a contract extension.

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Buffalo has a new school budget which is likely to bring another lawsuit from the Buffalo Teachers Federation.


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With the proposed Buffalo school budget slated to pull millions of dollars out of thinning reserves to balance the spending plan, board members spent several hours Wednesday night looking for savings.


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The Buffalo School Board still hasn't decided what to do about major problems in the admissions process for the city's criteria schools, most visibly City Honors.


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The Buffalo School Board couldn't come to a budget agreement Wednesday evening. That decision will be delayed until next week, at the earliest.


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Buffalo schools need to cut $4 million more from a planned $856 million spending plan to make it balance.


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The Buffalo School Board majority has been knocked out by voters in Tuesday night’s election, with brand new members ready to take on education.

Election 2016: Buffalo School Board

Apr 29, 2016
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The Buffalo School Board elections will be held Tuesday, May 3. Six board seats will be decided by eligible city voters.

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With less than two weeks before the Buffalo school board is slated to vote on its budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, it's under pressure to spend millions to put aides on every school bus.


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A judge has ruled Buffalo School Board President James Sampson does not have enough valid petition signatures to be on the ballot for the upcoming board election. 

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Next Tuesday eligible Buffalo voters will have the chance to decide on six Board of Education races.  But the ballot is not finalized as two of the candidates appear in court today for petition challenges. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with one of the Erie County Board of Election Commissioners about preparations for the school board election.

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Buffalo School Board races are beginning to take shape. The election is next month. This week in our Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes examine what power plays are underway for those seats. 

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With a second case of alleged assault on a Buffalo School Bus in just the past few months, Common Council members are calling for increased action by school administrators.


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Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo Public School Board came with an overwhelming theme that some things needs to change. Among them: the long-looming issues of chronic absenteeism; distribution of grant funding, and the behavior and operations of the board, itself.


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Less than a week after becoming New York’s public high school football champions, the South Park Sparks received a second homecoming celebration from the City of Buffalo. The players, coaches, and cheerleaders visited Mayor Byron Brown who declared December 2 as South Park Sparks Day. The group then traveled to Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo School Board where they were given a hero’s welcome.

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Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash now has his hand-picked team running the school system. The appointments, however, stirred some controversy at Wednesday night's school board meeting.


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Buffalo is unveiling plans for four new schools to open next fall. The plans were discussed Wednesday as board members battled over what's more important, another City Honors or more attention to struggling elementary schools.


Truancy issues continue to plague city schools

Oct 15, 2015
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Student attendance has grabbed the attention of the Buffalo school board.


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The Buffalo school board held another tumultuous session Wednesday, highlighted by a police officer escorting a speaker out of the board room.


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The recent past of Buffalo’s public schools displays less than the best model for education. But the city’s new school superintendent, Dr. Kriner Cash, is looking farther into the past at an example that once worked.


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Buffalo School Board members will meet in a special session Tuesday to vote on naming Dr. Kriner Cash as the district's next superintendent.

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Two weeks after debating whether or not to comply on time with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, the Buffalo School Board has come to a final decision.

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Interim Buffalo Schools Superintendent Darren Brown says whether or not the city's Distinguished Educator position is filled again is dependent on new school leadership.

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The flap over selecting a new Buffalo School leader is intensifying. The minority group of Buffalo School Board members sent a letter to the State Education Commissioner dated July 31 calling for the ouster of majority Board Member Carl Paladino. 

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