Bennett High School

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Buffalo's Common Council wants some changes in the way buildings and neighborhoods in the city are landmarked.

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It is a common topic of conversation, to say some building is a landmark. That may be, but many are not legally landmarks. That is why the Buffalo Preservation Board has a special subcommittee looking to change that.

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Teachers from the Buffalo Public and Cheektowaga Central School Districts heard from a best-selling author about how to relate students of color in the classroom. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says Dr. Christopher Emdin was the keynote speaker at the Urban Forum Speaker Series held at Bennett High School in Buffalo Monday.   

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Bennett High School may have won the Section VI Class A high school championship, but will not have a chance to repeat next season. The school will not have a varsity football team - a casualty of reorganizing the school.

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In a review of Buffalo Public schools in receivership, the New York State Education Department said some of the city's most troubled schools are meeting their own goals for improvement.

As the harsh reality of the opioid abuse continues to emerge, more communities are gathering in a search for solutions. Last night's forum at Bennett High School examined how the abuse problem is interconnected with mental health issues.


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The Buffalo Public School District has created an all new Bennett High School. A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday to open the first Computing Academy of Technological Sciences at Bennett on Main Street.

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As city of Buffalo's eighth graders are trying to decide where they will go to high school, the Buffalo Public School District will be show-casing five new choices Saturday morning in Bennett High School.


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As the Buffalo Public School District continues to encourage students to attend college, many are trying to navigate through the application and financial process. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley visited one of two College Success Centers set up inside city high schools by the University at Buffalo.

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There may have been more school district administrators and support staff agency workers than parents in Bennett High School Monday for a parent orientation.


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The New York State Education Commissioner is being asked to prevent the closing of four Buffalo schools.  State Assembly members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sean Ryan were joined by Western New York Regents representative Catherine Collins outside Lafayette High School in Buffalo on Wednesday.

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The Buffalo Board of Education meets in special session Friday morning to decide the fate of four failing city schools.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the board is meeting to consider the phase-in and request for space proposals.


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The Buffalo School Board is expected to decide this week on final plans for four failing city schools. But earlier this week the board's majority aidd it will not act on the proposed plans for those schools unless it is able to negotiate a new contract with the Buffalo Teachers Federation. 

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The Buffalo School Board will be deciding the fates of four failing city schools Wednesday evening. School Board members are expected to vote on the redesign plans for Bennett High School, Lafayette High School, East and MLK School.

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With the Buffalo School Board less than a week away from deciding the future of four city schools, two of them were making that final pitch for support Thursday night.


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As the city school district grapples with failing schools, a powerful Buffalo stakeholder will lead a discussion on 'The State of Public Education in Buffalo' Wednesday evening.  M & T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert Wilmers will deliver remarks.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has this preview.

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The Buffalo Board of Education is now reviewing school phase-in plans before sending a final decision on four-failing schools to the State Education Department. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says two phase-in proposals were presented to board members Monday.

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Interim Buffalo School Superintendent Don Ogilvie says the school district has a Friday deadline to submit a round of proposed turnaround plans for four failing city schools to prevent closure by the New York State Education Department.

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By September 1, Buffalo schools are hoping to have a "new" Bennett High School.

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The leader of the Buffalo Teachers union says there is a lack of security at one city high school.  In this Focus on Education report, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says a recent fight between two Bennett High School students has Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore calling for better security inside the school.

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Buffalo school officials need to get back to the drawing board after the state Education Department rejected plans to transform Bennett High School into a science and technology school.

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Bennett High School supporters turned out Monday in front of the North Buffalo landmark.

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Buffalo Public Schools superintendent Pamela Brown begins her Strategic Plan Listening Tour Saturday morning.  Brown has invited motivational speaker and author Simon Bailey to appear at the "Pathways to Success" program.  As part of our Focus on Education reporting -- WBFO'S senior reporter Eileen Buckley spoke to Bailey -- who is a graduate of Bennett High School and founder and CEO of Brilliance Institute.