WBFO News has learned that the long-awaited fact-finding report on the Buffalo teachers contract has been released, but remains embargo. Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore tells WBFO News he can't comment on it until after midnight Wednesday.
The Buffalo Public School District says mistakes were made in the teacher evaluation process. More than 100 city school teachers and principals received ratings of 'effective' or 'highly effective', but should have been rated 'ineffective'.
In a time where there is so much racial divide across the nation, there is an effort underway in Buffalo to weave together two very different sections of the city. The Ferry Street Corridor Project is about stories of those who live on the city's East and West sides.
A brand new after-school program focuses on homework and academic assistance. In October, Villa Maria College teamed with the Town of Cheektowaga to being an after-school services program for second graders from the Union East Elementary School and Mary Queen of Angels School. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the program is designed to support children from low-income families.
The Buffalo Public School District must return proposed school new school plans to the State Education Department today. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Interim Buffalo Schools Superintendent Don Ogilvie about the departure of State Education Commissioner John King as the district works to fix its failing schools.
Say Yes Buffalo issued an update on the number of city public school students who headed to college this school year. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the report was issued during the organization's Community Leadership Council.
Buffalo Public School students don't have a fair shot at getting into the city's best public schools. WBFO'S Mike Desmond said that was the message delivered Thursday evening during a meeting in Stanley Makowski School.
New York State's top education leader has been selected by federal officials for a new role. State Education Commissioner John King will be stepping down for a high level post in the U.S. Department of Education.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with NYS Regents member Bob Bennett from Buffalo about King's resignation.
Interim Buffalo School Superintendent Don Ogilvie says the school district has a Friday deadline to submit a round of proposed turnaround plans for four failing city schools to prevent closure by the New York State Education Department.
WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley asks Interim Buffalo Schools Superintendent Don Ogilvie about deadline for proposed turnaround plans for failing city schools.
Buffalo Public School students now have a new tool to help them with their school work. The Buffalo Public School District has a new partnership with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library creating the 'BPS virtual desktop' for city students. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says students can now remote into their school work.
The Buffalo Board of Education is still waiting for a fact-finding report on the Buffalo teachers contract. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says as the board awaits the information, there is a call for changes in a new teacher contract that would focus more on students.
Buffalo’s ‘Renaissance’ is real, at least if you ask the panelists who participated in a forum held at Niagara University Friday. The hour-long discussion put together by university students, focused on the dynamics that are helping to change the city’s image.
Hollywood producers could easily ask a new college animation center in Buffalo for production assistance. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Daemen College unveiled a brand new, state-of-the-art Center for Excellence in Animation.
A new report issued Thursday makes recommendations for a future Buffalo teachers contract. City school teachers have been working without a new contract for more than a decade.
You can listen to the news conference from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership offices and learn about the report's recommendation.
StudentsFirstNY, a statewide education advocacy organization; and TNTP, a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality, presented the report at a news briefing at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
The captain of Canisius High School's football team won't be able to play in this Sunday's New York State Catholic Championship game. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says a penalty from a game last weekend tossed him out final play.
A delegation from Say Yes to Education that included Buffalo's Parent District Coordinating Council President Samuel Radford, are meeting with President Obama at the White House Wednesday as part of the White House College Opportunity Day of Action.
Despite planning problems caused by the recent Lake Effect snow storm, the Buffalo Board of Education d voted Wednesday evening to stick to a renewal plan which would re-open some schools with new programs in September. WBFO'S Mike Desmond was there for the vote.
An Erie Community College student and veteran says he is struggling financially as he awaits distribution of his awarded scholarship funds. Randy Camp brought his story to WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley who talked with Camp and ECC's leader of veteran services.
There is a new leader at the helm of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora. The Rev. Joseph Gatto recently began his new position as President-Rector. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says growth is occurring on the campus, as new seminarians are studying to become priests and laity seek theologian teachings.
A Buffalo Public School with a high poverty rate that is following its own formula which includes the Common Core and is achieving some success. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes about her upcoming featured article for 'How to Fix Buffalo Schools' that will focus on the Grabiarz School of Excellence Public School 79.
One of the 'winningest' college football coaches in the nation is coming to the University at Buffalo. Monday UB announced it has hired Wisconsin-Whitewater head football coach of the Bulls. Lance Leipold has won five-national championships. Leipold appeared at a news conference at UB's Alumni Arena at the north Campus in Amherst Monday.
An organization in Buffalo is diligently working to build a girls school in a remote village in northern Tanzania. Tuesday evening, the Girls Education Collaborative brings in Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for a fundraising event.
Phil Rumore, the head of the Buffalo Teachers Federation, says charter schools and regular public schools shouldn't mix. The union chief is reacting to the school board putting charter operators into the process for what happens to four schools Albany wants closed.