Interim Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Don Ogilvie is now in his 6th 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 in our studio's 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.
The Buffalo Board of Education is meeting in special session Wednesday afternoon. School board president James Sampson called for the meeting to discuss several topics, including a possible vote on a new chief academic officer.
A group of philosophers from several area colleges meet up on a regular basis. They have formed a group called PANTC, which stands for Plato's Academy -- North Tonawanda Campus. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks with a University at Buffalo professor about why they meet and what they talk about.
About 5,000 Buffalo School children have been attending summer school programs that are engaging them in learning. Say Yes Buffalo is assisting the Buffalo Public School District with summer school. It provided needed funding that allowed for all elementary students to attend. In this Focus on Education report -- WBFO'S Eileen Buckley visited Native American Magnet School #19 on the city's West Side where school children spent three hours a day on math, reading and enrichment.
In wake of the on-going federal investigation into campuses assaults and rapes U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she's co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation designed to curb sexual assaults on the nation's college campuses. The Campus Accountability & Safety Act contains several provisions.
The education of students comes in many forms. This summer some international ballet students traveled to Buffalo from Argentina and Uruguay on scholarships to study under Sergio Neglia. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the teenagers have been taking intense training classes at the Neglia Ballet studio's on Elmwood Avenue.
The Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship Fund is about to receive another infusion of cash. WBFO News has learned that a group of business leaders is pledging to invest some of the profits they earn from a renovation project at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
After receiving a big response from the public, the Park School of Buffalo will be holding a second Common Sense Approach to Middle School Roundtable Wednesday evening. The school is offering information on education as public schools work to adopt the Common Core Standards.
For more than 100 years, the Olmsted Center for Sight has assisted adults and children who are blind, visually impaired and disabled. Each year it serves 2,500 people. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley tells us how the center provides education, job training and retraining for daily living skills.
In commemoration of the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, “Brown v. Board of Education,” a symposium was held at the Central Library in Buffalo Tuesday. The event featured a panel of community stakeholders, discussing how the decision impacted local public schools and neighborhoods.
A Buffalo student suffering from severe juvenile arthritis recently had a chance to live out her dream of becoming a chef. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley learns that despite a difficult disease, the teenage girl recently graduated from School 89 in Buffalo and is now ready to enter Hutch Tech as a freshman this fall.