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.
With Buffalo developer Carl Paladino officially in the race for the Buffalo Board of Education, the war of words has started between the former gubernatorial candidate and Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore.
Buffalo Board of Education members were told Wednesday there will be an attempt to unseat those seeking another term. They were also told the proposed state budget does little for the continuing fiscal problem.
Under some pressure from State Education Commissioner John King, the Buffalo school board is moving ahead to redistrict in time for the board election next spring.
While the final decisions will be made by the board, there is an advisory group drawing lines headed by Board Member Ralph Hernandez.
The final shapes for the six districts must meet all of the regular rules on compactness and equality of population among them. That is despite the lines being drawn based on the most-recent Census figures from 2010.
A proposal to turn two of the city's most-academically-troubled schools into charter schools met strong opposition at last night's school board meeting.
A group of veteran charter school proponents has filed with the State Education Department to take over East High and Waterfront, dropping union contracts and adding longer school days and longer school years.
They expect to take over the buildings on which the Joint Schools Construction Board has spent tens of millions of dollars in renovations.
Buffalo schools now have a state-designated "distinguished educator."
While Judy Elliott is a Buffalo native, no one at the top of the school system admits to knowing her and it's not clear why Albany chose her for the new post.
Under a contract agreed to last night, Elliott will be paid $190-per-hour when working on school business and $275-per-day in expenses; she agreed to work 25 days a year while working with other school systems from her Florida base.
The appointment is not popular with board members.