WBFO Education Desk

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A major uproar in a Buffalo school spilled in front of the public Wednesday night, when a delegation of teachers appeared before the School Board to protest the management of their principal.

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A long-time tradition at a private high school in Kenmore provides donations to those in need in Olean. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says close to 30,000 items were collected by students at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. 

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A funeral mass will be held in New York City Thursday for the late M&T Bank Chairman Robert Wilmers. Wilmers, who died last Sunday at the age of 83 at his home in New York City, leaves a lasting legacy in the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the high-profile banker remained a longtime advocate for Buffalo Public School students. 

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We are proud to say one of our education stories caught the attention of Buffalo Bills linebacker Preston Brown.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley received an email from Brown's mother, Patrice Brown, December 12th, stating a story on the Urban Teacher Academy was "heartfelt" and as a result of hearing our coverage her son is adopting the inaugural freshman class.  Eileen was the only reporter on hand as the Bills player visited McKinley High School.

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The family of a teenager who took his life last spring is trying to convince schools to adopt a special anti-bullying program.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Devin's Message Foundation was created by the grandfather of the 15-year-old teen.  

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill to fund more vocational education. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Gillibrand is proposing a bill to direct more funding for high-tech training in high school and higher education. 


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Buffalo Public Schools administrators are telling the School Board they want to turn School 66 in North Buffalo into a community school, starting in the fall of 2018.

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Once a failing city school, Buffalo's former Riverside High School has been transformed into a new Innovative High School.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Riverside Academy is providing an education about the 'Blue Economy'. 

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St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has named a new president.

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The University at Buffalo is celebrating a milestone achievement with Tuesday morning’s grand opening of the new home of its medical school.


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Homeless and formerly homeless students continue scoring poorly on state assessments. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a new report was issued by The Education Trust-New York. 

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City students from Buffalo Promise Neighborhood schools participated in a lesson of giving Monday to help those in need. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the students from Westminster Community Charter and Highgate Heights Elementary helped prepare holiday food donations in the University District.   

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Nursing students at Daemen College in Amherst will have access to wound care information.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the college has announced a new partnership.

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The job market is opening up for nurses again. The difficulty is expanding nursing programs to meet that need, at a time when there is a shortage of the teachers with doctorates essential to the programs.

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Three Western New York schools will receive aid as part of an education initiative that was proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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The Buffalo Public School District and SUNY Buffalo State have launched the city’s first-ever Urban Teacher Academy for high school students. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says about 20-ninth graders joined the program this fall at McKinley High School.

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The leader of the Buffalo teachers union is ready to fight against an outside receiver taking over B.U.I.L.D. Academy. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has the story. 

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Financially struggling Canisius College is now dealing with very public labor problems.

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Last month some student radio hosts at the University of Minnesota, Morris were kicked-off their airwaves during their live broadcast for what was considered inappropriate comments.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked with some local media communication majors who follow strict on-air rules on campus radio. 

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The Buffalo Public School District is seeking applications for an outside receiver to take over the B.U.I.L.D. Academy. In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Jay Rey discuss the legacy of the school and time line for selecting a receiver.

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Many students in the Niagara Falls City School District are dealing with poverty.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the district works to stop poverty barriers for students.

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Student retention for colleges is important for both finances and student success. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Erie Community College is working to increase retention rates.

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The Buffalo charter school community gathered together Tuesday at the Aloma Johnson Charter School calling for equitable funding.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the city charter schools want their fair share.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she believes it is "harmful" not having women equally represented in leadership roles. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Hochul was Monday's speaker at the University at Buffalo Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness.


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The union representing Buffalo's public school teachers is considering legal action to block the state's planned intervention at B.U.I.L.D. Academy, which is on the the Education Department's list of underperforming schools.

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Substitute teachers in the city of Buffalo are demanding a new union contract.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the substitute have been without a deal for about six years.

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Erie Community College has been issued a warning on two accreditation standards.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the warning comes from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

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The Buffalo Teachers Federation has released a new report that shows wide racial disparity among students and faculty in Erie County's charter schools and a lack of diversity among its teachers and administrators.


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Students at The Park School in Snyder were busy preparing Thanksgiving meals for Compass House in Buffalo on Monday, in an annual lesson about serving those in need. The meals will be served to area youth who are in crisis and seeking help.   

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Urban school children are facing a number of barriers to learning.  A new nation-wide study says one of those barriers is the high rate of students arriving at school hungry.  But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, the Buffalo Public School District is serving thousands of meals to city kids.  

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