Amherst Central Schools

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Earlier this spring, Amherst Central High School decided not to offer a longtime elective class called “Race in America” during the coming school year. Then came the police killing of George Floyd, nationwide protests over systemic racism, and a group of students that wasn’t having it.


Twelve students and one teacher at Amherst Central High School are in voluntary quarantine after a recent trip to Italy, one of the countries that has been hit hardest by an outbreak of the new coronavirus.

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The need for road salt on Western New York roadways has been limited so far this winter. But when wintry conditions are anticipated, municipal highway departments roll out their salt trucks as part of the effort to keep roads as clear and safe as possible. Some, more recently, have begun exploring the inclusion of organic components.

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The leaders of prominent Western New York private schools like Nardin Academy and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute are speaking out against a proposed state policy that would give public school districts oversight of their institutions.


Voters were in an approving mood during Tuesday's school district elections.  All budgets passed at area school districts, some by landslide margins.

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Amherst Central High School celebrated International Women's Day with sessions designed to raise awareness about women's issues. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to some students honoring women from across the globe.  

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A group of students at Amherst Central High School officially trained to become "Upstander Ambassadors".  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says they will work to combat cyberbullying. 

Student Journals: Amherst Central High School

Jul 13, 2017
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What happens when we lend high school students our recording equipment and let them do interviews on any topics they choose? As part of WBFO's ongoing education reporting we continue our Student Journals series. Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says an ambitious student at Amherst Central High School conducted a number of interviews with classmates.  


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Students in Amherst are learning an important life lesson as they begin a year-long project today to benefit Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

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In some school districts across our region students are struggling to grasp the Common Core Learning Standards.  All this week WBFO’s Focus on Education is bringing you a series of stories about the new standards. In the third installment the Common Core standards themselves and how they are working in local districts is examined.

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The Thomas Reynolds Center for Special Education and After-School Programs at Daemen College received a grant to prepare elementary school students with learning disabilities for middle school.

A collision between a tractor trailer and a highway department truck in the Town of Amherst this morning sent two men to this hospital with serious injuries. 

Forty-six-year-old Scott Charleson and 52-year-old Paul Mordaunt, who are employed by the Amherst Highway Department, were elevated 20 feet in the air removing a street banner at Main and Mill streets around 9:45 a.m. when the top of the tractor trailer made contact with their boom truck. 

Amherst Police Captain Patrick McKenna says the collision caused both men to be thrown onto the pavement violently.