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The continuing fight over how Buffalo Public School teachers become coaches is colliding with football players at one of the city's top schools.

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New York State Republicans have endorsed Buffalo native Keith Wofford for the position of Attorney General.

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The Buffalo Public School District and Buffalo Teachers Federation will be meeting Monday, April 30th at 2 p.m., in an attempt to resolve an on-going dispute at City Honors School.


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As the fight over transferring teachers out of City Honors slow-walks through the court system, the Buffalo School Board on Wednesday was briefed on why 5.5 teachers being transferred out requires 16 teacher aides to replace them.

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February 27 was the original target date to transfer five and a half teachers out of City Honors School, but the issue is held up in court.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a labor dispute has not been resolved between the Buffalo Public School District and teachers' union.

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The labor dispute at City Honors School has not been resolved between the Buffalo Public School District and teachers' union. In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education reporter Jay Rey discuss the issue that could force the school to cut five and a half teaching jobs at City Honors.

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The on-going labor dispute at City Honors is causing distress among students.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says students and parents rallied Thursday calling on Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to intervene.

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At least 100 students at City Honors High School walked out of class early Friday, in protest of planned teacher cuts at the Buffalo school.


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A legal fight between the Buffalo Public School District and Buffalo Teachers Federation over a plan to transfer teachers from City Honors will return to court next week, when the district will file papers challenging a restraining order obtained by the BTF.


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After an afternoon protest and an evening school board meeting, the fight over pulling teachers out of City Honors School is in State Supreme Court again Thursday morning.

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City Honors parents in Buffalo say planned teacher cuts at their school would cause a major disruption for students.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says this all revolves around a dispute over non-teaching duties. She spoke to a parent, the city school district and Buffalo Teachers Federation. 

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The Buffalo Teachers Federation is crying foul over a district decision to reduce the number of teachers at City Honors.

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Some Buffalo Public school parents say they believe the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) is attempting to 'sabotage progress' in the city school district. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says members of the District Parent Coordinating Council (DPCC) have two major concerns.

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Leaders at Oracle Charter School in Buffalo will making their plea before SUNY Trustees next week, asking to keep the school open. In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education reporter Jay Rey discuss why the renewal is being denied and also take a look at teacher-duty conflict at City Honors.  

When it comes to hiring minority teachers, several local school districts are struggling. In Buffalo, where the majority of the students are African-American or Hispanic, the majority of teachers are white. On WBFO's Press Pass, Jay Rey of the Buffalo News points out the problem is more acute in some suburbs. One district has just one African-American teacher and a student body that is nearly one-third minority.


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A Buffalo Public school is making sure students with autism are thriving. City Honors has a program called Students with Autism Rising to Success (STARS). WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley met a couple of students, their moms and teachers who are part of this program.

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"Before we get started I want to read a statement from my desk to the people of the City of Buffalo and to all of our families and students who attend Catholic schools or put their children in Catholic schools."

That is how Masten District Common Councilmember Ulysses Wingo started his community meeting Thursday night. To come was an apology for comments he made earlier in the week about students in Catholic schools who "have fun saying" their "Catholic prayers."

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Things heated up Tuesday as Buffalo Common Council members argued over the future of City Honors. The Masten District's Ulysees Wingo says the school's student population has to be more representative of the city's population and it isn't.

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The annual fight over admission to Buffalo's City Honors School, with its towering academic reputation, is turning into a deep look at the city's best schools and how to add to them.

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Call it the "Trump effect," the aftermath of the Presidential election of Donald Trump. It is being felt in many classrooms across the country. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to one Buffalo Public high school principal about how students have been reacting.  

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The Buffalo Public School District admits it has much work ahead in resolving the equity issue when it comes criteria-based schools. The District recently released a report finding a slight decline in the number of African American students at City Honors.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says now the district is working on new recommendations.  

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A City Honors fight over volunteer softball coaches brought angry players and parents to the school board meeting Wednesday night.


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Accusations of underage drinking at the home of State Senator Marc Panepinto have drawn the attention of acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty.

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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.


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An announcement was issued last night that City Honors student Lamont Yancey has died suddenly.

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Supporters of a long-time coach at City Honors High School appeared at Tuesday's special Buffalo School Board meeting at City Hall. They are calling on the board to keep Deborah Matos in her job. 

Plans have been unveiled for restoring Fosdick Field at City Honors School. Public housing that stood on the land for nearly 35 years was recently demolished.

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A Buffalo Public School music teacher was recently honored by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Donna Kerr, who teachers at City Honors, was recognized for "Excellence in Music Education." The Buffalo School Board also honored Kerr Wednesday for her work. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley takes us inside Kerr's classroom, where she is an inspiration to her students.

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The Buffalo Public School District has agreed to work toward resolving the admission requirements for criteria based-schools.  The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights issued a resolution after three parents filed a complaint. 

It's that time of year for Buffalo parents, as the admission process for criteria-based schools unwinds.

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