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The New Year could bring an expansion of a program that allows professionals with graduate degrees in a number of other fields to transfer their real work experience to a New York State teaching certificate.

Many blue-collar jobs are morphing into “new-collar” opportunities that are technology-based, according to some workforce development experts.

Milken Educator Awards

Teacher magazine calls them the "Oscars of Teaching." On Monday, at a surprise all-school assembly, officials opened the envelope and called the name of a Buffalo special education teacher.

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A Williamsville science teacher has been named as a national 2017 STEM Teacher Ambassador. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the middle school teacher is one of ten math and science teachers selected nationwide. 

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WNY STEM is looking to bridge the gender gap in the computer science field. It's why for a second straight year, they are holding The Girls Coding Project in collaboration with AT&T, Girl Scouts of WNY, and SUNY Buffalo State.

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A collaboration has brought a WNY Mobile STEAM and Maker Lab to some area schools and after school programs.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says students at the Buffalo Academy of Science were the first school to try out the program.   

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Some students from the Buffalo Public and Niagara Falls City School Districts have returned from a trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the students won contests for their STEM projects. 

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St. Bonaventure University hosted an STEM camp featuring international high school students. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports the students came from China, Spain & the U.S. to work on a variety of projects to enhance their learning in a cross-culture atmosphere.

Erie Community College

LPCiminelli has sued Erie County for what it says was bid-rigging in awarding the construction contract on Erie Community College's new STEM building. The dispute prompted county legislators to send the contract back to committee for review.

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Young students from school districts across Western New York displayed their innovative thinking skills Sunday at an event called  the "Invention Convention" at the downtown library.

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Some Buffalo Public School students spent a half-day at Buffalo State to explore science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. It is part of the city schools STEM Experience, a private/public partnership facilitated by the University at Buffalo. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the sessions included hands-on workshops for young students.

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The art design of a freshman at the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts was selected to promote the Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience events.

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We continue to report on how STEM programs are increasing a student's interest in the field of science, technology, engineering and math. This Saturday a conference will be held in Buffalo titled STEM and Social Justice.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this year's focus is 'Girls in STEM'.

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A winning Spaceflight Experiment created by three Buffalo Public School students has caught the attention of the White House. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says three Hamlin Park students will be in Washington Wednesday.

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In just its second year, the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition has drawn student entries from 20 different states.


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Area Catholic school teachers learned how to bring STEM into their classrooms.  The Diocese of Buffalo held its STREAM Academy for its elementary teachers.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this allows teachers to incorporate religion and art in STEM Learning.

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The do-it-yourself ‘maker’ culture is in full swing at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo.


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Buffalo Public School students are being encouraged to consider future careers in STEM.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says higher education continues collaborating with the local school community. 

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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.


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The New York State Board of Regents has cleared the way for a new career pathways for high school students aimed at improving graduation rates. 

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When it comes to the State University of New York at Fredonia, most people think of the arts and education.  But with today’s opening of a new science building, that’s about to change.

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The Niagara Falls City School District has made an impressive investment to implement STEM programs in every one of its schools. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley toured the Niagara Falls High School were students were breaking in brand new STEM labs for learning.

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The Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience is being expanded year-round. In this Focus on Education report WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the program works to encourages city school students to pursue studies in math, science and technology.

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Some Buffalo Public School students are engaging in classroom programs that focus on future careers in science. The District kicked off science week Monday morning at School 19, the Native American Magnet School on West Delavan. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked a group of 8th graders at the school about their interest in a scientific career.

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College students and businesses have something to gain from the recently enacted state budget. One area lawmaker says the local economy should benefit, as well. 

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It’s an initiative that aims to boost student interest in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering across the state. The Master Teachers program is also aiming to ensure teachers perform at their highest level.

New STEM building coming to ECC's North Campus

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Erie Community College has chosen its North campus as the site for a new $30 million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building.

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Educators across the country agree schools need more students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Yet hooking students on these subjects remains a challenge, especially for generally low performing schools with few resources.

But this year, administrators in Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) tried to tackle the problem in a new way – by sending some of its teachers to summer school.

“I haven’t been in a lab in 43 years,” says Susan Wade, a BPS science teacher.