Three charter schools shared their plans Monday night over how they would use current public school buildings. The public hearing at West Hertel Elementary School sets the stage for a key decision at Wednesday's meeting of the Buffalo Board of Education.
Some members of Buffalo School Board's majority indicated they would like to select the next superintendent from within the city district. But some minority board members insist a national search is needed.
A ground swell of support is growing among groups and community members calling to keep failing city schools from closing. On Wednesday evening, a rally is expected outside the Buffalo School Board meeting where board members are scheduled to take a final vote on four failing schools.
About 140 Buffalo Public School students received a history lesson in civil rights outside their classrooms Thursday. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says students from six city schools saw the movie Selma at the Regal Theater on Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo.
The leader of one of Buffalo's parent organizations is reacting very favorably to the Governor's public education reform proposals. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with the president of the District Parent Coordinating Council.
Long-time Buffalo business leader Robert Wilmers delivered his "State of Public Education in Buffalo" Wednesday evening before a packed house inside the Montante Center on Main Street in Buffalo, hosted by Canisius College.
Robert Wilmers 'State of Public Education in Buffalo' speech delivered Wednesday night in Buffalo.
Buffalo banker Robert Wilmers read the riot act to the Buffalo School Board Wednesday night, saying it is failing and not much appears to be going on to turn it around. Wilmers' comments came during an address at Canisius College's Montante Center on the State of Public Education in Buffalo.
As the city school district grapples with failing schools, a powerful Buffalo stakeholder will lead a discussion on 'The State of Public Education in Buffalo' Wednesday evening. M & T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert Wilmers will deliver remarks. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has this preview.
A new, 10-room science addition will be unveiled at Pioneer Central High School in the Cattaraugus County town of Yorkshire Tuesday night. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with the district's superintendent ahead of this evening's ribbon cutting.
Some students from six Buffalo Public Schools will have the chance to see the movie Selma free of charge thanks to the generosity of three Common Council members. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the movie fits into the school district's curriculum and understanding of black history.
The University at Buffalo was recently named to the 2014 list of "Best of Green Schools," awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council under the collaboration category. The council recognized UB for work that started almost a decade ago.
The Buffalo Public School District is working to provide a healthy environment for its students. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley recently spoke with the district's director of Health Related Services about the District's Wellness Policy.
Eight more colleges in New York State have been added to the federal list of schools being investigated for sexual abuse complaints. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says this involves a recent complaint filed against Canisius College in Buffalo.
The Buffalo Board of Education is now reviewing school phase-in plans before sending a final decision on four-failing schools to the State Education Department. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says two phase-in proposals were presented to board members Monday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is making education a priority this year, but exactly how the state will attempt to intervene in the troubled Buffalo Public Schools district is unclear. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and a city stakeholder about reforms for the city.
A number of schools were forced to close Friday morning due to the Lake Effect snow storm that hit metro Buffalo. But some District's are running out of 'snow days.' WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley checked with some districts.
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra for planned expansion of the Erie Community College's north campus. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says State Supreme Court Justice Deborah Chimes ruled that Giambra and two co-petitioners did not have proper legal standing to mount the court challenge.
Despite a big spike in the number of flu cases across Erie County in the last couple of weeks, the Buffalo Public School District hasn't encountered any major problems. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with the District's director of Health Related Services.
A collaboration has been underway at four Buffalo Public Schools providing assistance to students in and out of the classroom. Cradle Beach is working with the city district through the Project SOAR initiative. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley visited the Lovejoy Discovery School School #43 to find out how the program is providing support to struggling students.
Some Buffalo Public school children received packets of free-school supplies from The Teacher's Desk in Buffalo. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says students were thrilled to receive the items.
The state's largest teachers union says it is outraged at Gov. Cuomo's veto of a bill on the Common Core. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says a protest is planned for Thursday in Buffalo.