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Question: Do the students and parents of Buffalo Public Schools talk to administrators? Does it matter?

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Buffalo Public Schools are buying more and more computers for students, as the district works on a $56 million technology plan to get one laptop or tablet to every student and install WiFi antennas on the growing network of community schools to serve the surrounding communities.

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Some of the state’s top ranking education officials are condemning a vote by a State University of New York committee that would weaken regulations for teachers at some charter schools.

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With no notice to most of the interested parties, the University at Buffalo re-started late night student bus service Friday night - and annoyed a lot of people in University Heights.

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Two-thirds of students in Buffalo Public Schools have problems showing up to class every day. That is according to data released at a Buffalo School Board committee meeting Wednesday.


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The State University of New York board members overseeing charter schools are in the midst of a public comment period on whether charter school teachers should be allowed to have fewer qualifications than public school teachers.

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The results of this year’s Common Core-related standardized tests show scores for New York’s schoolchildren inching up. About one-fifth of the children boycotted the tests altogether because of continued controversy over the Common Core learning standards.

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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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New York State is setting aside $35 million to expand after-school programs.

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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.

State mandated drinking water testing has found high lead levels in eleven local school districts.

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It's an open house of a different kind this morning, as 550-students from across Western New York get to attend an open house on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Love and marriage and the immigration process can be very related.

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Students and faculty at the University of Buffalo are celebrating a second-place finish in a national home building competition focused on super efficiency and solar power.

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Some times, a student or a family wants to go to public school someplace besides where they live.

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As children enjoy their summer break from school, experts warn of the so-called "summer slide." Studies indicate most students will lose about two months of a grade level in math skills and low-income students lose more than two months in reading.

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A program continues to rescue students who are 'at-risk' of dropping out at some of Buffalo School District's lowest performing schools.  WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley met with one of those students who was enrolled in the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection program.

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A controversial idea is gaining traction in Buffalo as a means for improving education for city students.

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The U.S. Education Department has released data showing improvements in nationwide graduation rates for minorities. The rates for African Americans and Hispanic high school students increased nearly 4-percent from 2011 to 2013. That outpaced the growth for all students.  WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley had a chance to speak with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan prior to the release of the data. 


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School officials with the school districts in Hamburg and West Seneca have announced that schools in those communities will be closed on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

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Three University of Rochester students were hospitalized after an explosion at the school yesterday.

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Complaints about fights amongst downtown school students has brought a greater police presence.

Witnesses claim that afternoon fisticuffs at the Fountain Plaza metro station have become a common occurrence. Police beefed up their presence after a fight this week.

NFTA spokesman Douglas Hartmayer contends that the fight was a rarity, though workers in the area report having seen many conflicts.