Interim Buffalo Schools Superintendent Don Ogilvie continues the search process for a new deputy superintendent. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says that person could become the future superintendent.
Thousands of Buffalo Public School children now eligible to request a transfer out what are deemed failing schools. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley talked with a parent leader who explains the transfer period is underway through the end of this month.
A local, private college is trying to entice more students as it moves into NCAA Division III membership sports. Villa Maria College has hired a new athletic director and head coach of men's baseball. Don Silveri is the former head coach of men's basketball at Daemen College. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says Silveri brings 38-years of experience to Villa where his career began.
The University at Buffalo has transformed its campus dinning complex into a scene out of the 'Hunger Games'. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley talked with the organizers for Tuesday night's event open to the school and public.
Buffalo's Joint Schools Construction Board is involved in an escalating fight over how much profit LP Ciminelli made in managing the 11-year old project. Nearly $1.5 billion was spent in updating Buffalo schools.
Buffalo's Business First recently released a list of 100-area high school seniors for its 2015-All-Western New York Academic Team. 124-schools nominated more than 400-of their smartest and most accomplished students.
A Buffalo Sabre has offered his 'star power' to promote sign language. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Deaf Access Services (DAS) wants the community to learn how sign language can expand communications and behavior strategies.
Teachers have been holding rallies all around the state protesting Governor Cuomo’s education proposals, and hundreds are expected to converge on the Capitol Monday to protest over reliance on standardized tests, and other issues.
In response to the high number of sexual assaults on college and university campuses, Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched theEnough is Enough campaign. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says it includes the Governor's proposed legislation to create a new law for all campuses.
WBFO News has received confirmation that the President of Canisius High School has announced his resignation. Rev. Joseph Costantino, S.J. announced his resignation Monday to the school's board of trustees and to members of the school and alumni Tuesday evening.
The Buffalo School Board meets in regular session Wednesday evening. The last meeting was filled with controversy and personal attacks against a deeply divided board. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley asks some local leaders if they feel it's time for intervention.
Buffalo has added more summer youth jobs to its paid-internship program. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says even though it it is still winter, Mayor Byron Brown kicked off the annual Summer Youth Internship Program at Burgard Vocational High School to encourage students to begin applying for the May first deadline.
The Buffalo Public School District has received a $45,000 'Farm-to-Food' planning grant. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says this U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will allow the district to begin setting up salad bar in elementary schools to promote healthy eating.
The Buffalo School Board meets Wednesday evening at City Hall. School Board member resume their work after one of the most tumultuous special session's was held Friday the 13th. In this week's Press Pass WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes discuss the rocky meeting that actually led to a compromise on four "out-of-time" failing city schools.
A banner was raised over Central Avenue in the village of Lancaster that supports keeping the school district sports name Redskins. The Lancaster School District is considering changing team nickname and mascot. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says many find the the nickname to be offensive to Native Americans.
A state lawmaker is defending a plan that might see SUNY Fredonia lower its tuition for students from Pennsylvania and Ohio as a way to try to boost out-of-state enrollment.
The proposed three-year pilot project would still require out-of-state students to pay 1.5 times the rate of in-state tuition. But under the current system, out-of-stater enrollees pay double the rate.
A charter school that will open this coming August on Buffalo's east side has won an important grant. The Charter School of Inquiry is receiving a $200-thousand dollar facility grant from SUNY's Charter School Institute.
Some male members of Buffalo's Africa-American community are devoting their time to helping city students. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says they understand why some teens are getting into trouble and failing in school.
The Buffalo School Board held one of the most contentious sessions in recent history Friday. After nearly four hours of arguments and disruptions from the audience, board members reached a compromise on the city's four-out-of-time schools.
WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley reports on the Buffalo School board session on the out-of-time school plan for four failing city schools.