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The Buffalo Public School system is constantly negotiating union contracts with some organization, with the recent contract with the Buffalo Teachers Federation establishing a framework. Wednesday night, the School Board heard protests from the substitutes union and a separate dispute over the parent facilitators, a relatively new position in the school system.

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Buffalo Public Schools are rushing to look at internal data - data on issues like attendance - to see if it is accurate.

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A brand new school year begins Tuesday  in the Buffalo Public School District.  As WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, another underperforming city school opens as a 'community school'.

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The Buffalo School Board has decided Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash is doing a pretty good job, garnering a grade of B-.

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Some Buffalo Public School students live in some of the most violent neighborhoods in the city. Unfortunately students have become innocent victims of stray bullets targeted for others. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News education reporter Tiffany Lankes, who for months has been tracking city school children facing with this tragic issue.  

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The New York State Education Department hearing on whether Carl Paladino should be removed from the Buffalo School Board for leaking private information in the board's executive sessions could conclude as early as Tuesday. On day three of the proceedings, the petitioners seeking Paladino's removal rested their case and the Buffalo businessman and former gubernatorial candidate's defense began.

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The leader of the Buffalo Public School District discussed critical education issues on Facebook Live in the WNED | WBFO studio Wednesday. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says Superintendent Kriner Cash answered a variety of crucial questions posed by her, as well as Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes and the live Facebook audience.

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The Buffalo School Board rejected a multi-million dollar computer equipment purchase Wednesday night, rejecting assurances from Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash and some of his top aides that the proposal was above board.

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Buffalo Public Schools are looking at a budget for next year with a lot more spending than revenue. This comes as the schools are expecting an increase in aid.

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The annual fight over admission to Buffalo's City Honors School, with its towering academic reputation, is turning into a deep look at the city's best schools and how to add to them.

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Teachers from the Buffalo Public and Cheektowaga Central School Districts heard from a best-selling author about how to relate students of color in the classroom. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says Dr. Christopher Emdin was the keynote speaker at the Urban Forum Speaker Series held at Bennett High School in Buffalo Monday.   

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Buffalo Public Schools are grappling with bad grades. The issue goes beyond the standard problems of scores on state standardized tests. Officials want to understand why so many city students are getting extremely poor marks on their report cards each marking period.


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Buffalo Public Schools are considering starting up an all-male school to deal with academic achievement problems.

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As a parent, how would you react if your child received a "D" or an "F" on their report card? In the first half of this school year, half of students in Buffalo Public Schools received one of those two grades.

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To the best of the knowledge of Buffalo schools sports leaders, in 2016 three city athletes won scholarships to Division One or Division Two schools. They say the low number is the result of weak academic rules, bad facilities and a shortage of high-quality coaches.

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The Buffalo school board is coming to grips with violence in parts of the district. Much of Wednesday's board session focused on the issue which seems to have no easy solution.


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The leader of the Buffalo teachers union says Carl Paladino has now violated an important school board rule.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says as Paladino is facing calls for his removal from the city school board,  he has now given a new reason for his dismissal. 

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The leader of the Buffalo School District is concerned effects the Orlando tragedy will have on children. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash is encouraging education as a tool to 'change and heal'.  

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With the proposed Buffalo school budget slated to pull millions of dollars out of thinning reserves to balance the spending plan, board members spent several hours Wednesday night looking for savings.


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Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash's ambitious plans to improve city schools may be cut back as the school district deals with yet another anticipated budget deficit.


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As city of Buffalo's eighth graders are trying to decide where they will go to high school, the Buffalo Public School District will be show-casing five new choices Saturday morning in Bennett High School.


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The Buffalo School District may have hired three dozen new gym teachers for this year but there's already a fight over their future.


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The Buffalo School Board is fighting over boarding schools for the most fragile children and this time the superintendent is interested.

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New Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash says he's on a 100-day push to find weak spots in the school system and find solutions.


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The leader of the Buffalo Public School District has outlined some top priorities for boosting attendance and graduation rates. In this week's Press Pass conversation  WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes discuss remarks made by Dr. Kriner Cash during last week's 'media tour'.

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He has the task of lifting many underperforming centers within Buffalo Public Schools. But new superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash sees a potential model for success within one of the district's most unique schools.


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The contract for the newly appointed Buffalo Schools superintendent has been signed. Last week the Buffalo Board of Education approved a four-year contract for the hiring of Dr. Kriner Cash.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said he did have a conversation with Dr. Kriner Cash -- the man selected to lead the city school district.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley asked the mayor for his reaction to yet another school leader.  

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The Buffalo Public School District has a new leader. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says without debate, city school board members voted unanimously to hire Dr. Kriner Cash as new schools superintendent.

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Buffalo School Board members will meet in a special session Tuesday to vote on naming Dr. Kriner Cash as the district's next superintendent.

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