Every school says it wants a qualified teacher in every classroom because it's often required by law. It doesn't always happen because there are shortages in some fields, like special education and science.
The years-long struggle over more Buffalo school dollars going to minority companies and agencies boiled over again last night as Board Member Paulette Woods tried to stop approval of some high-dollar contracts.
Buffalo schools are becoming concerned about food allergies among the students. That ranges from the peanut issue to determining what is in other food brought into the buildings, like cupcakes for birthdays.
The New York Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday morning the settlement of a federal lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District for what it charged was "the open and systematic discrimination of LGBTQ students at McKinley High School."
The two leaders of the Buffalo Public School District and Catholic schools held a conversation Tuesday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash met with Catholic Schools Superintendent Sister Carol Cimino at the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Tuesday.
WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash met with Catholic Schools Superintendent Sister Carol Cimino at the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Tuesday.
The Buffalo Board of Education and the Buffalo Teachers Federation reached a tentative contract deal late Sunday. The school board is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a tentative contract finally sealed close to midnight Sunday evening. It would be the first labor agreement between the two sides since the last one expired 12 years ago.
With Buffalo schools opening for another year, the issues of academic achievement will again surface. This is a system where only a quarter of Black males graduate, in a student body which is around three-quarters minority and immigrant.
The continuing debate in Buffalo schools over a policy for transgender students drew such a large crowd Wednesday night that the meeting was moved from the usual, cramped board room to the much larger Common Council Chambers. A heavy security presence added to the evening's tension.
The Dignity for All Students Act, or DASA, looks to create a supportive education environment for all students. Some officials in the Buffalo School District believe it can help curb bullying in city schools.
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.
For years, Buffalo has had high school students scattered through the district who are unlikely to graduate because they are much older than their fellow students. The district is now setting up the Pathways program to offer help.
The Buffalo Public School District works to make sure the needs of its special education students are met. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley spoke with the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education to learn how the District is working to engage students in their academics.
WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke with the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education for the Buffalo Public School District to learn how the District is working to engage students in their academics.
Despite planning problems caused by the recent Lake Effect snow storm, the Buffalo Board of Education d voted Wednesday evening to stick to a renewal plan which would re-open some schools with new programs in September. WBFO'S Mike Desmond was there for the vote.
"Say Yes Buffalo" is being used as a model that other education stakeholders across the nation can use to improve college attainment rates. Mayor Byron Brown traveled to Los Angeles to address a national conference on how "Say Yes" is working to increase the number of Buffalo students heading to college.