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With the proposed Buffalo school budget slated to pull millions of dollars out of thinning reserves to balance the spending plan, board members spent several hours Wednesday night looking for savings.

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The fiscally-strapped Buffalo school board has been looking at a laundry list of ways to cut spending in its budget for the approaching school year. One spending line that is under scrutiny is the millions of dollars for outside consultants.

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The Buffalo School Board still hasn't decided what to do about major problems in the admissions process for the city's criteria schools, most visibly City Honors.

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The Buffalo School Board couldn't come to a budget agreement Wednesday evening. That decision will be delayed until next week, at the earliest.

Teen threatens to sue Paladino

May 6, 2016
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Earlier this week Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino emerged the winner over his 18-year-old opponent Austin Harig. But as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the teen is considering suing Paladino for an election night remark. 

Buffalo School Board majority defeated

May 4, 2016
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The Buffalo School Board majority has been knocked out by voters in Tuesday night’s election, with brand new members ready to take on education.

Election 2016: Buffalo School Board

Apr 29, 2016
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The Buffalo School Board elections will be held Tuesday, May 3. Six board seats will be decided by eligible city voters.

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With less than two weeks before the Buffalo school board is slated to vote on its budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, it's under pressure to spend millions to put aides on every school bus.

Teen challenges Paladino for school board seat

Apr 21, 2016
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Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino tried to knock his opponent out of the May 3 school board election. 18-year-old Hutch Tech student Austin Harig of South Buffalo defended his nominating petitions Thursday morning at an Erie County Board of Election.

Paladino on NPR critical of government

Apr 20, 2016
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Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino was interviewed by NPR's David Greene on Morning Edition Wednesday morning heard on WBFO. 

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The presidential campaign trail will find its way into the Empire State in just over a month. But some are already anticipating local campaign stops, especially one by the Republican primary front-runner.

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New York Republicans nominated Wendy Long to challenge Democratic Senator Charles Schumer at their nominating convention in Buffalo on Friday.

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Last year, developer Carl Paladino gave $30,000 to the Erie County Democratic Committee. That's drawing some heat from anonymous Republican critics.

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Though New York’s next gubernatorial election is more than three years away, 2010 republican candidate and Buffalo Public Schools Board Member Carl Paladino may be laying the groundwork for a second run.

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Less than a week after becoming New York’s public high school football champions, the South Park Sparks received a second homecoming celebration from the City of Buffalo. The players, coaches, and cheerleaders visited Mayor Byron Brown who declared December 2 as South Park Sparks Day. The group then traveled to Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo School Board where they were given a hero’s welcome.

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Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash now has his hand-picked team running the school system. The appointments, however, stirred some controversy at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

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The Fort Erie Race Track might become the centerpiece of a major tourist attraction.

Truancy issues continue to plague city schools

Oct 15, 2015
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Student attendance has grabbed the attention of the Buffalo school board.

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The Buffalo school board held another tumultuous session Wednesday, highlighted by a police officer escorting a speaker out of the board room.

While development in downtown Buffalo has been booming, there is one large exception to the trend. The city's tallest building, One Seneca Tower, remains largely undeveloped. "Wish I could write some sort of happy ending to this, but I just don't see it," said Jim Fink of Business First on WBFO's Press Pass.

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Developer Carl Paladino is pushing back against refusal to give tax breaks to a housing project he's planning on West Delavan.

A new charter school option for parents

Aug 28, 2015
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A new charter school has opened its doors in an East Side neighborhood of Buffalo. The Charter School of Inquiry on Edison is  located in the former Community Charter School building, that closed last year. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the school will emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and engaging students.

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The recent past of Buffalo’s public schools displays less than the best model for education. But the city’s new school superintendent, Dr. Kriner Cash, is looking farther into the past at an example that once worked.

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The flap over selecting a new Buffalo School leader is intensifying. The minority group of Buffalo School Board members sent a letter to the State Education Commissioner dated July 31 calling for the ouster of majority Board Member Carl Paladino. 

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Supporters of developer and school board member Carl Paladino turned out Wednesday for a support rally on the steps of City Hall.

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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 money raising for restarting the old Broadway Theater continued Tuesday night with a fundraiser in the lobby of the Ellicott Square Building.

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Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo School Board was not without its share of arguments. A vote on whether or not to offer condoms to high school students brought sex, disease, and morals to the table.

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At what started out as a relatively orderly meeting of the Buffalo School Board Wednesday night, board members voted to appoint an interim superintendent. Current Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Darren Brown will take over for outgoing interim Donald Ogilvie on July 1. / Valley Community Association

The Valley Community Association begins its annual Buffalo River Fest Friday evening.