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The New York State Board of Regents this week voted to expand options for special education students who struggle with academic exams. 

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Once a failing city school, Buffalo's former Riverside High School has been transformed into a new Innovative High School.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Riverside Academy is providing an education about the 'Blue Economy'.

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St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has named a new president.

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Homeless and formerly homeless students continue scoring poorly on state assessments. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a new report was issued by The Education Trust-New York. 

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City students from Buffalo Promise Neighborhood schools participated in a lesson of giving Monday to help those in need. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the students from Westminster Community Charter and Highgate Heights Elementary helped prepare holiday food donations in the University District.   

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The New York State Board of Regents is proposing a $1.6 billion increase in funding for schools, and calls to continue to phase in Foundation Aid.  The Regents issued its state aid and legislative priorities for 2018 during its meeting in Albany Monday. 

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Nursing students at Daemen College in Amherst will have access to wound care information.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the college has announced a new partnership.

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The job market is opening up for nurses again. The difficulty is expanding nursing programs to meet that need, at a time when there is a shortage of the teachers with doctorates essential to the programs.

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Three Western New York schools will receive aid as part of an education initiative that was proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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The Buffalo Public School District and SUNY Buffalo State have launched the city’s first-ever Urban Teachers Academy for high school students. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says about 20-ninth graders joined the program this fall at McKinley High School.

9 arrests made in Brockport hazing incident

Dec 7, 2017
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Nine men have been charged with misdemeanors in  Brockport in connection with a months-long hazing investigation at the College of Brockport.

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The leader of the Buffalo teachers union is ready to fight against an outside receiver taking over B.U.I.L.D. Academy. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has the story. 

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Financially struggling Canisius College is now dealing with very public labor problems.

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Last month some student radio hosts at the University of Minnesota, Morris were kicked-off their airwaves during their live broadcast for what was considered inappropriate comments.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with some local media communication majors who follow strict on-air rules on campus radio. 

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For at least 20 years, the Buffalo Public Schools system and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority have had what amounts to a handshake deal to carry the city's high school students. However, the district wants better return for its $8 million a year and might look for competitors.

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The Buffalo Public School District is seeking applications for an outside receiver to take over the B.U.I.L.D. Academy. In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Jay Rey discuss the legacy of the school and time line for selecting a receiver.

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A group of students at Amherst Central High School officially trained to become "Upstander Ambassadors".  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says they will work to combat cyberbullying. 

The New Year could bring an expansion of a program that allows professionals with graduate degrees in a number of other fields to transfer their real work experience to a New York State teaching certificate.

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Question: Do the students and parents of Buffalo Public Schools talk to administrators? Does it matter?

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Many students in the Niagara Falls City School District are dealing with poverty.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the district works to stop poverty barriers for students.

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Student retention for colleges is important for both finances and student success. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Erie Community College is working to increase retention rates.

Family Engagement Conference to explore effective strategies

Nov 29, 2017
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Data indicates that positive relationships forged between families and schools can promote successful students.

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The Buffalo charter school community gathered together Tuesday at the Aloma Johnson Charter School calling for equitable funding.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the city charter schools want their fair share.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she believes it is "harmful" not having women equally represented in leadership roles. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Hochul was Monday's speaker at the University at Buffalo Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness.


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A church in Lockport is the recipient of a national grant to build a new playground.  As WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us the Grace Episcopal Church is also planning to open a new early childhood education and day school next fall.

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The University at Buffalo is in the "quiet phase" of a major fund drive. To manage the effort, the university has hired veteran public higher education fundraiser, Rod Grabowski.


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The union representing Buffalo's public school teachers is considering legal action to block the state's planned intervention at B.U.I.L.D. Academy, which is on the the Education Department's list of underperforming schools.

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Substitute teachers in the city of Buffalo are demanding a new union contract.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the substitute have been without a deal for about six years.

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Erie Community College has been issued a warning on two accreditation standards.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the warning comes from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

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The Buffalo Teachers Federation has released a new report that shows wide racial disparity among students and faculty in Erie County's charter schools and a lack of diversity among its teachers and administrators.


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