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Charter School of Inquiry

The Charter School of Inquiry's Board of Trustees has appointed John Sheffield its new Head of School.

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A controversial idea is gaining traction in Buffalo as a means for improving education for city students.

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Plans by the King Center Charter School’s to buy a former city school building continue to draw fire from the King Urban Life Center. As part of our Focus on Education reporting, WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a strong conversation was delivered between both sides before a Buffalo Common Council Committee meeting Tuesday.

Parents, administrators and faculty joined together Saturday in support of a potentially doomed Charter School. 

The New York State Board of Regents will vote early this week on the future of the nine year old Pinnacle Charter School, and closure is the expected outcome. The school has shown low scores on mandated state tests, but many argue that new school leadership and increasing student performance should give the school a reprieve.

Pinnacle houses 560 students between kindergarten and eighth grade.