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New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul delivered a $10-million state gift to Say Yes Buffalo Friday. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley explains how this funding boost will help Say Yes Scholars. 

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Visitors to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park will have an added piece of technology to enhance their experience. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Bak USA delivered 20-tablets to the downtown Naval Park at Canalside. 

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School

New leaders will start the fall school year at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School and Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo.

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It will be a few months before the official search process for a new president at Niagara County Community College kicks off. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley recently met with the interim leader about the process.

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The state’s largest teachers union brought bagpipe players and a brass band to New York's Capitol to push for a bill to decouple teacher evaluations from the results of standardized tests.

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With the World Cup kicking off today, it’s a perfect time to talk soccer. In New York’s southern tier, an alternative style of the sport is taking hold.


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The Buffalo Board of Education will hold a ‘special meeting' Wednesday evening to swear-in newly appointed Park District Board member Louis Petrucci. The school board approved his appointment following the resignation of Catherine Flanagan-Priore.  She was appointed after the New York State Education Commissioner removed Carl Paladino last year.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with Petrucci at City Hall to talk about his return to the school board.

Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is riding a school bus around New York State to highlight his proposal to allow parents or teachers to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students.

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State Senator Catharine Young is hoping this is the year the School Bus Camera Safety Act finally passes in Albany.

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New York State Sen. Catharine Young (R-Olean) wants to use cameras to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.

Caholic Diocese of Buffalo

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has a new Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Michael LaFever will succeed Sister Carol Cimino, who is retiring. He will assume the leadership post on June 29.

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Niagara Falls City High School students gave a World War two veteran a hero’s welcome Thursday.  WBFO’s senor reporter Eileen Buckley says the veteran delivered a historic lesson to the students.

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It was almost Old Home Week for the Buffalo School Board Wednesday night, as its seven members interviewed the first four candidates to fill the vacant Park District seat. All of the candidates had applied the last time the seat was open. One was even a former board member who served as president.

Audrey Browka

Canisius College and Erie Community College are partnering to offer student housing.

Charter School of Inquiry

The Charter School of Inquiry's Board of Trustees has appointed John Sheffield its new Head of School.

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Candidates for the Buffalo School Board's Park District seat will begin this afternoon at 4 p.m. This will be the second time in a year and a half interviews have been needed to fill the seat.

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Democratic candidate for governor and actor Cynthia Nixon came to the Capitol to talk about the need for more education aid and what she says are Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s failings in that policy area. Meanwhile, Cuomo’s campaign said it’s Nixon who is being inconsistent.


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The tangled and complex college admissions process can be influenced by family income, with lower-income families often succumbing to quick offers of admisssions and financial help, on the spot, at a college fair. A University at Buffalo researcher has been looking into how admissions work, to make the best decisions.

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Students at a Catholic grade school in Williamsville are working to raise funds to help a community in Sudan in need of clean water. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says St. Gregory the Great School held a symbolic 'Walk for Safer Water' to kick-off their fundraising effort.  

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The leader of the Buffalo teachers union says they continue to review school safety.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says in wake of recent school shootings in the nation, the Buffalo Teachers Federation is hoping to work to make schools safer.


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Buffalo's renaissance may attract new companies and jobs to the area. But employers will likely have a hard time finding local residents to fill those jobs. A new report shows city schools are failing to provide students with some key courses.

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PBS Television kicked off The Great American Read Tuesday evening.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it was also launched locally and you can participate.   

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The Buffalo Public School District approved a new contract last week for city school nurses, but the decision remains controversial. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Jay Rey discuss the issue in this week's Press Pass conversation.

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Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore is calling the city school district’s Teacher Transfer Process an "utter disaster". WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says he's been calling on the district to fix the process since a year ago last June.

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The leader of Nichols School will be leaving after the next school year.  Bill Clough, Head of School at Nichols in Buffalo, has announced the 2018-19-school year will be his last.

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Once again the Buffalo Board of Education must fill the Park District seat.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the school board will be accepting new applications.

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The Buffalo Board of Education has approved a new company to supply nurses to city schools. But Kaleida Health, which lost its contract with the district plans to appeal. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to two city school board members about the controversial issue.

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A Buffalo School Board member says she resigned over the board's approval of a new school nursing contract. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Park District Board member Dr. Catherine Flanagan-Priore is not pleased with the way the board handled the process. 

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The Lancaster Central Schools are mourning the loss of one of their own. Eric Przykuta, 43, was killed over the weekend in what the school district is calling a "tragic fishing accident at the Small Boat Harbor.”

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University at Buffalo undergraduate students have been participating in a literacy training program at a Buffalo Public School. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says they are teaching students from around the globe how to read in English.

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