Buffalo School Board Election 2014

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The Buffalo School Board voted Wednesday night to Martin Luther King School 39 and convert it into the Martin Luther King Junior Medical Campus High School.

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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.

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Two candidates backed by powerful Buffalo businessman and Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino and an incumbent were declared winners Tuesday night in the city school board elections.

The Buffalo Public School District is under pressure to improve failing schools and boost graduation rates in a contentious time for school leadership.  There are more than a dozen candidates vying for three at-large school board seats. WBFO, WNED-TV and The Buffalo News teamed to record interviews with those who will appear on the May 6 ballot.  Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. you can tune in for "Schools at a Crossroads: Interviews with Buffalo School Board Candidates" on WNED-TV.

This year’s Buffalo School  board election has attracted significant interest for three at-large seats. All this week we have been presenting the candidates who will appear on Tuesday's ballot.  WBFO, WNED-TV and The Buffalo News teamed to record interviews with the candidates vying for three-at-large-seats. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley highlights the candidates to help inform Buffalo voters as part of our Focus on Education reporting.

A former Buffalo firefighter has lost his court challenge to appear on next week's Buffalo School Board election ballot. 

As the Buffalo School Board election draws near  we continue to bring you each of the candidates who will appear on next Tuesday's ballot. WBFO, WNED-TV and The Buffalo News teamed to record interviews with the candidates vying for three-at-large-seats. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley highlights the candidates to help inform Buffalo voters as part of our Focus on Education reporting.

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.

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"This is the election of the year," said Jim Fink of Business First, referring to the May 6 Buffalo School Board elections. During WBFO's Press Pass, Fink called the elections "a defining moment for Buffalo."

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The Buffalo Public School District is at a crossroads. Next month's school board election has drawn a great deal of attention and could determine the future of schools superintendent Pamela Brown.

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WBFO News has learned that the Buffalo Teachers Federation has endorsed three candidates for next month's Buffalo Board of Education elections.