Education

The WBFO Education News Desk is funded by KeyBank Foundation.

Cafeteria Chats and Student Journals are part of American Graduate – Let’s Make It Happen – a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities keep more students on the path to graduation.

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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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Students at The Park School in Snyder were busy preparing Thanksgiving meals for Compass House in Buffalo on Monday, in an annual lesson about serving those in need. The meals will be served to area youth who are in crisis and seeking help.   

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Urban school children are facing a number of barriers to learning.  A new nation-wide study says one of those barriers is the high rate of students arriving at school hungry.  But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, the Buffalo Public School District is serving thousands of meals to city kids.  

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Buffalo Public Schools are buying more and more computers for students, as the district works on a $56 million technology plan to get one laptop or tablet to every student and install WiFi antennas on the growing network of community schools to serve the surrounding communities.

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The University at Buffalo wants its missing library books back. No questions asked.

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The University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received a $4.5 million bequest gift. The gift comes from the estate of a beloved faculty member who spent nearly 50 years of teaching at the medical school.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo Thursday morning to announce funding for the public school district, which is one of a few in Western New York are receiving dollars to expand slots in the Empire State After-School Program.


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The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports its Bomb Squad Unit and detectives have cleared a threat at Alden High School and the student involved.

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A Salamanca School student is a 'whiz' at naming capital cities.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley had a chance to talk with the 8th grader Kendell Valvo, his teacher Adam Bennett and Salamanca High School principal Chris Siebert.

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Buffalo Public Schools are running out of time to define a future for BUILD Academy, whose weak academic performance is impairing its prospects.

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An open letter has been signed by more than 200 professors outside the University of Rochester condemning the administration for its response to allegations of sexual harassment.

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The University at Buffalo's Faculty Senate Tuesday rejected a censure motion against one of the university's most prominent officials, Architecture and Planning Dean Robert Shibley.


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Some Buffalo Public school students had a chance to welcome a Buffalo Bill player into their classroom. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Classroom Champions program provides mentoring from athletes for students.

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Canisius College in Buffalo is ready to launch a new teacher residency program.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley say the college's Center for Urban Education will establish the program to prepare future educators. 

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The University at Buffalo remains an attractive place for students from across the world to go to undergraduate and graduate school.

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Parent facilitators have officially been reinstated, under a new title, within the Buffalo Public School District. They'll continue to earn stipends that earlier led the Internal Revenue Service to raise red flags toward the district.


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New York State has had the longest and most comprehensive review and implementation of new academic standards, according to a new study from High Achievement New York.

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Buffalo Public Schools are grappling with an attendance problem. Every student misses an average of 11 days of class last year and the district is trying to find out why and what can be done about it.

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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash told the School Board Wednesday night that BUILD Academy is not the worst school in the state, no matter what test scores show. However, the school is in rough shape and its future is uncertain.

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A unique educational campaign has been launched that blends science and creativity to red-flag the dangers of plastic pollution.

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The State Education Department says more than 95 percent of schools in receivership made "demonstrable improvement" in the 2016-17 school year. However, BUILD Academy in Buffalo is one of two New York schools in receivership that did not improve enough and will now be placed under an Independent Receiver.

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