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As the Buffalo Common Council reconvened after summer break Tuesday, a coalition of community activists, organized labor and city residents took to the steps of City Hall to unveil their vision for a more equitable and inclusive Queen City.

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The Buffalo Board of Education is expected to vote on a resolution Wednesday night that would petition the State Education Commissioner to remove Carl Paladino.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization is also preparing to file an application for Paladino's removal.

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The Buffalo School Board has called for Carl Paladino's resignation following disparaging comments he made about President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. 

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Public education supporters are back on their campaign to force Albany to provide the money called for in a court victory a decade ago. On Wednesday, some of those supporters rallied on the steps of City Hall.

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The role of parents in the Buffalo school system was on the table again last night. The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization told the board parents shouldn't be punished for opting-out of tests for their children.


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As receivership plans for 15-of Buffalo's most struggling public schools could mean changes to the school day, the teachers union is planning to fight the new rule. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says one city school teacher calls receivership 'union busting'.  

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Buffalo School parents, teachers and citizens lined the steps of City Hall Tuesday speaking out against school board member Carl Paladino's behavior.

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The Buffalo Board of Education met and interviewed candidates applying for the superintendent job Tuesday. The board met behind closed doors most of the day after gathering in special session. Meanwhile, WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says members of the community continue to pressure the board to remain transparent in the search for a new superintendent. 

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Another round of Common Core testing will be held Wednesday across the state. Students in grades three through eight are taking the math exam. While thousands opting out across Western New York last week for the ELAs, the opt out rate in the Buffalo School District was only at seven percent.