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A new program was launched Wednesday to reduce high teen pregnancy rates in Erie County.  HOPE Buffalo is in collaboration with United Way and the Erie County Health Department.

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Buffalo Public Schools are looking at spending $42 million on major projects over the next four years, with the first three years paid for by refinancing loans used for the $1.5 billion school rehab plan. At the same time, the district is not certain the schools being worked on today are the schools of the future.

The prospect of going to college for little or no money is paying off for SUNY and CUNY, with statewide applications up - a lot.

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Tapestry Charter School in north Buffalo remains on target to open a new K-through-five elementary school building this August.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the final steel beam was installed on the building Tuesday.   

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Niagara County emergency crews were called to Lewiston-Porter High School Tuesday morning.

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U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins has announced a federal grant of more than $11.54 million for Head Start programs in Western New York. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says this will reach children who are being served in Community Action Organization (CAO) of Western New York classrooms in Erie and Niagara Counties. 

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The University of Rochester researchers who are embroiled in a legal battle with the university over allegations of sexual harassment have filed a lengthy rebuttal to a report issued last month as part of an independent investigation.

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Whole child teams are in place in the Buffalo Public school district working to improve behavior among students. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the issue of disruptive student behavior surfaced last week when the Buffalo Teachers Federation issued results of a student behavior survey.  

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Word has surfaced Friday that the Board of Trustees at Nichols School in Buffalo has agreed to change the name of the school's ice rink. 

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An administrator has been placed on leave in the Salamanca City Central School District. The information is posted in an on-line in a news release dated January 31.

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Are you interested in teaching in Buffalo schools? Can you start right away? Can you fill out an application today and potentially be available for an interview tomorrow? Buffalo Public Schools are in a hiring mood.


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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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This weekend WNED is hosting KidFest. It will feature the popular PBS Kids character Daniel Tiger. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is being used in some preschool classrooms to help develop social and life skills.

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The long-time organization known as Computers for Children has launched a major re-branding effort. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it continues to expand its educational reach for students. 

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A Buffalo Public School was placed in lockdown Tuesday morning as City police searched for a report of a gun. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a lockdown occurred around 11:30 a.m. International Preparatory School at Grover on the city's west side. 

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The Buffalo School Board had hoped to open its new restaurant and hospitality high school this fall. However, the earliest possibility is now September of next year, as lease negotiations for a site continue.

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The head of Buffalo's teachers union says results of a study on student behavior  are "disturbing" and "distressing."   WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports on the survey results and has reaction from the district.  

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Electronic sports, known as eSports is gaining popularity on college campuses. eSports features multi-player video gaming competitions.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Daemen College in Amherst has a brand new eSports center and club as it considers it a possible part of athletics. 

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More fallout from the report on student-teacher relationships at Nichols School.

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Brand new accusations surfaced in a Buffalo courtroom Thursday against a suspended McKinley High School principal. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has details.

East Aurora's school district is under significant fiscal stress, according to a report issued Thursday by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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Over the last couple of years the Buffalo Public School District has been trying to hire more school bus aides.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the issue of school bus safety was the topic of a recent Buffalo Common Council Education committee session.

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A state audit finds New York education officials are falling behind in implementing a new state law aimed at combating sexual violence on college campuses.

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First and second graders at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo had a chance to meet their athletic mentor up close.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Paralympian  Silver Medalist Sophia Herzog visited the students as part of the Classroom Champions program.

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State University of New York officials have revoked an honorary award given to television host Charlie Rose over sexual harassment allegations. 

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SUNY's new chancellor looks to clean energy for the future of its campuses. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says that was one of four themes Chancellor Kristina Johnson outlined in her first State of the University System Address in Albany Monday.

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State lawmakers and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn are pushing for changes in the laws related to the reporting of child abuse following allegations of decades of inappropriate behavior by faculty at Nichols School.

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The Buffalo Public School District is now in its second year of its New Education Bargain. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Monday the city school district will be airing a special program on WNED-TV at 9 p.m. about the bargain and how it is reforming education. 

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The New State Education Department (NYSED) announced a data breach occurred with its testing vendor Questar.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says although it is a small breach one local Catholic school was affected. 

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