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Buffalo voters made a fundamental change Tuesday in the Buffalo Board of Education by tossing out the current majority and putting in place a new one which will take office July 1. In unofficial returns, voters elected three at-large members, retaining school board President Barbara Seals Nevergold and electing former Buffalo Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn and Patricia Bowers Pierce.

East Side parents want change on school board

May 6, 2014
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The much anticipated Buffalo School Board election is finally here. City voters are encouraged to head to the polls throughout the day Tuesday to vote for three-at-large school members. Thirteen candidates are vying for three-at-large seats. But with a divided school board and tough criticism laid on the schools superintendent -- this election has drawn more attention than normal. 

All this week we are bringing you the voices of more than a dozen candidates vying for three-at-large Buffalo School board seats.  WBFO, WNED-TV and The Buffalo News teamed to record interviews with those who will appear on the May 6th ballot. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley highlights the candidates to help inform Buffalo voters as part of our Focus on Education reporting.

The Buffalo Public School District is under pressure to improve failing schools and boost graduation rates and it’s a contentious time for school leadership. There are more than a dozen candidates vying for three-at-large school board seats. 

It is a critical time for Buffalo Public Schools as leadership remains under tough criticism. This year’s school board election has attracted significant interest for three at-large seats. As part of our Focus on Education reporting, WBFO, WNED-TV and The Buffalo News teamed up to record interviews with more than a dozen candidates running for the May 6 election. All this week, WBFO's Eileen Buckley is highlighting the candidates to help inform city voters.

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The Buffalo school district is parting ways with two top administrators who do not have the proper state certifications to carry out their duties. 

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The former co-owner of the Buffalo Sabres has thrown his hat into the rink for the Buffalo School Board elections.  Larry Quinn, a long-time business leader, said he will run for an at-large seat.

Buffalo School Board leader to run for at-large seat

Jan 13, 2014
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Buffalo School Board president Barbara Seals-Nevergold says she will be running for an at-large school board seat.

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Democratic mayoral candidate Bernie Tolbert is criticizing the Buffalo Board of Education on the presentation of their turnaround plan for failing schools.

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Just before the Friday deadline, officials from Buffalo and New York State reached a tentative agreement that will keep two Buffalo high schools open.

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As the Buffalo Public School district continues to grapple with failing schools, a question has surfaced in the community  -- should the State Education Department attempt a takeover of the Buffalo Public School District? WBFO's Eileen Buckley asked two state lawmakers and the mayor for their thoughts.

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The Buffalo Board of Education Wednesday night approved a turnaround plan for two failing high schools. The board voted 8-1 to move ahead with using Johns Hopkins as the educational partnership organization for Lafayette and East High Schools. 

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The Buffalo school board held the second of its two public meetings over the future of East and Lafayette High Schools Wednesday night at Lafayette.

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The Buffalo Board of Education held its annual reorganization Monday. Three new school board members were sworn into office and a new board president was elected.

Buffalo School Board ready for reorganization

Jul 1, 2013
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The Buffalo Board of Education gets some new leadership Monday afternoon as it holds its reorganization.

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Say Yes to Education Buffalo offers city public high school graduates a chance to go to college.  Earlier this week the  organization and Buffalo Board of Education reached agreement on their relationship going forward. 

Paladino calls for Superintendent Brown to resign

Jun 28, 2013
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Newly elected Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino is calling for the resignation of schools superintendent Pamela Brown.

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State Senator Mark Grisanti says he hopes to spark change in the Buffalo School District at a critical time. On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill, introduced by Grisanti, that would allow city residents to vote on the school budget.

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A frequently nasty fight over control of the Buffalo school board is moving into its final hours, with results uncertain. 

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The contentious fight over seats on the Buffalo Board of Education has descended into mud-slinging with a mysterious mailer attacking Buffalo developer Carl Paladino who's running in South Buffalo'S Park District.

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Election Day for seats on the Buffalo Board of Education is quickly approaching.  Voters will be making their choices on Tuesday May 7.

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Mayor Byron Brown says he was not trying to prevent a candidate from running against Buffalo developer Carl Paladino for a city school board seat.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Mayor Brown told reporters Sunday's Buffalo News article was "nonsense".

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With a lot of talk about Buffalo Board of Education elections, the candidates are starting to file to run in the May 7 election. 

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