The dispute between the two factions of the Buffalo Board of Education is heating up over whether to move up someone inside the school system to be superintendent or go through a long process in search of an outside candidate.
Interim Buffalo Schools Superintendent Don Ogilvie continues the search process for a new deputy superintendent. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says that person could become the future superintendent.
The Buffalo Board of Education meets in special session Friday morning to decide the fate of four failing city schools. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the board is meeting to consider the phase-in and request for space proposals.
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.
The Buffalo Board of Education is now reviewing school phase-in plans before sending a final decision on four-failing schools to the State Education Department. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says two phase-in proposals were presented to board members Monday.
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.