An educational forum took place at Jamestown High School Wednesday night. Hundreds of teachers and parents from across western New York got their chance to address concerns about Common Core testing standards with New York State Education Commissioner John King.
Some Buffalo area high schools are being encouraged to sign up for a national program to prevent texting and driving. AT&T has teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres and team captain Steve Ott for the "It Can Wait" program.
Is Governor Cuomo backing away from his support for the new Common Core curriculum in schools? In recent days, Cuomo seems to have cooled from his initial endorsement of the rapid transition to the adoption of the national education standards.
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UB education professor Nathan Daun-Barnett is leading a UB project to help Buffalo Public Schools’ students complete financial aid applications for college enrollment. Pictured from left: UB graduate student Caitlin Kubala, Daun-Barnett, high school student Kelvin Sika, UB graduate student Khristian King and high school student Lamont Owens. Photo: Douglas Levere
One of the most complicated parts of the college application process is the financial aid form. With Buffalo's Say Yes to Education push, the University at Buffalo is helping with the application process with its FAFSA Completion Project.
Say Yes Buffalo announced an important goal at its quarterly update Wednesday. Leaders and stakeholders of Say Yes gathered at Medaille College in Buffalo Wednesday announcing that the program is already a success.
Students from Buffalo's Latino community gathered last Friday in the WNED-TV studios for a summit and special viewing of a PBS Independent Lens film The Graduate-Los Graduados. WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on how the documentary brings to light the challenges Latino students are facing in America.
One of the area's oldest all-boys Catholic high schools has entered a new era. St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Kenmore is experiencing an enrollment boom. WBFO's Eileen Buckley visited the school Monday to find out about its growth.
A large group of students from the former Holy Angels Academy in North Buffalo is adjusting to a new school. Mount St. Mary Academy in Tonawanda is welcoming about 80 new students from Holy Angels Academy, which closed at the end of the last school year.
A former Buffalo Board of Education member believes the state is poised to take over the city school district. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Ellicott District Common Council member Rev. Darius Pridgen about the ongoing crisis as new school year begins for city students Thursday.