There is more reason for women on college campuses to protect themselves from sexual assaults. A new study out of the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions says female college students of past sexual assaults at a much higher risk to become victims again. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks to the principal investigator of the study.
Racial allegations were flying at Wednesday's Buffalo School Board session. School Board members met in special session at City Hall to discuss proposed turnaround plans for Bennett High School and Martin Luther King School.
As school districts begin a brand new school year next week, teachers and students will be in need of annual school supplies. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley tells us about a free supply store in Buffalo called The Teacher's Desk.
A new era is underway at a former school building in north Buffalo. In our Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says more than 550-middle school students from the Charter School for Applied Technologies returned for a new school year at the former Holy Angels Academy on Hertel Avenue.
A local school teacher is the only Western New York teacher to be selected as a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says it works to promote digital training and education in the classroom.
The Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience is being expanded year-round. In this Focus on Education report WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the program works to encourages city school students to pursue studies in math, science and technology.
Just ahead of the start of the school year, students cut the ribbon Thursday on the new South Buffalo Charter School. The $21 million facility on South Ogden Street opens Monday with an enrollment of about 800 students in grades K-8.
Interim Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Donald Ogilvie is now in his sixth full week on the job. Ogilvie is tackling many issues that have lingered over the troubled city school district for several years. In this Focus on Education interview, WBFO's Eileen Buckley sat down with Ogilvie to discuss a variety of education topics.
Fred Saia, president of Oneida Concrete and founder of Applied Charter School of Technology & Frank Herstek, consultant with Western New York Education Service Council want to create the Smart Academy, a new charter school.
A new charter school for students in kindergarten through fifth grade is being proposed for Buffalo's West Side. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley learned exclusively about plans to open the SMART Academy.
A round of state funding is allowing the Buffalo Public School District to expand its pre-kindergarten program. The governor is providing $340 million to 81 school districts and community groups statewide for pre-kindergarten programs.
SUNY has agreed to make improvements to obeying Title IX when dealing with sexual assaults. That agreement was reached last November according to an Albany report. Last week, in WBFO's Focus on Education report, we reviewed the University at Buffalo's policy that already follows many federal recommendations.
Some area school students participated in a summer-time literacy project. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says students created the History of Buffalo Graphic Novel to promote reading while learning about the city's waterfront history.
Say Yes Buffalo scholarship students are still required to navigate through the financial aid process. In this Focus on Education report WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Buffalo Public School students heading to college this fall are still filling out federal and state financial aid applications.
New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and State Education Commissioner John King released results Thursday of the April 2014 Common Core assessments for grade 3-8 math and English Language Arts. Students made slight improvement in math grades 3-8 with 35.8% passing, up from around 31%, but students are doing about the same in English at about 31%.
The State University of New York has gone on record in support of a bill to strengthen campus policies for reporting sexual assaults. SUNY joined U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in support of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. As part of our Focus on Education reporting WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with University at Buffalo officials to discuss the school's policy.
More than 30 Buffalo Public High School graduates have been attending the Say Yes Summer Academy at ECC. The students have been awarded Say Yes Buffalo scholarships. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on students who have been attending a five-week summer school program to gain skills necessary to head to college this fall.
Interim Buffalo Schools Superintendent Don Ogilvie meets with members of Buffalo's Latino community at the Father Belle Community Center on the city's West Side where he outlined his short and long-term strategies for the troubled school district.
The new leader of the Buffalo Public School District has hit the ground running. Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie has already been meeting with members of the community with a packed calendar of appointments just weeks into his new role. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley profiles Ogilvie's strategy.
Teachers from across the state will stage a protest tonight in Albany against a national testing company. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says they will tear apart tests made by Pearson.
Education funding advocates say they have a use for the recently announced $4.2 billion state surplus. They say schools in New York, particularly the state’s poorest schools, could really use the money.
The Buffalo Public School's new chief academic officer will be digging into the many issues surrounding city schools. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley asks the new school administrator about poverty and learning.
A special meeting of the Buffalo Board of Education turned into a bit of a chaotic session Wednesday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says once again there was plenty of controversy in a more than three-hour session.