Wealthier schools in the state spend 80 percent more on student education than poorer districts. The New York State United Teachers blames the funding inequality in part on the states property tax cap.
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 western New York Community College is launching a first-its-kind Food Processing Technology program in the fall of 2014. The program at Genesee Community college will help meet the growing demand for skilled food processing workers in the region.
It’s an initiative that aims to boost student interest in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering across the state. The Master Teachers program is also aiming to ensure teachers perform at their highest level.
More than 100 kids showcased their ideas at the 11th annual Western New York Invention Convention Sunday. The event took place at Medaille College in Buffalo. It was created to promote creative thinking and encourage scientific problem solving.
A new program aims to promote high-tech manufacturing careers in high schools across Western New York. Dream it, Do it WNY educates high school students that there are more careers available in the area than meets the eye.
One hundred years ago, a group of parents in Buffalo gathered to form a new school that would adopt the ideals of a progressive educational reformer and teach students in new ways. A century later, the Park School still educates its pupils much the same way.
In 1912, Buffalo was one of the largest cities in the country with a bustling economy and booming population.
Also one hundred years ago, a group of parents in Buffalo gathered to form a new school that would adopt the ideals of a progressive educational reformer and teach students in new ways.
An interview with NYS School Boards Association Director Tim Kremer
A new school year begins this week across New York with several new initiatives benefiting students. WBFO and AM 970's Mark Scott talked with an official who represents local school boards about the changes.
On May 15th, voters across New York will go to the polls to consider school district budgets and for the first time, schools will be under the constraint of a property tax cap, and school leaders say they’ve had to make “sacrifices” to live within those limits.
The New York State School Boards Association surveyed its members, and found that the majority of schools , 92%, are proposing budgets that are within the limits of the new tax cap.