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The Buffalo Preservation Board on Thursday voted to recommend to the Common Council that the old and historic Concrete Central Elevator be designated as a landmark. The board also talked about making more visible the process for designating what everyone thought were landmarks as official city landmarks.

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The Buffalo School Board Wednesday night celebrated East High School's men's basketball team winning a state championship and was praised for taking a big step toward major improvements in district athletic facilities.

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Details and budgets are still being worked out but the rough outlines of the futures of Lafayette and East High Schools were approved by the school board Wednesday night.

East High principal placed on administrative leave

Dec 8, 2015
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The Buffalo Public School district has placed East High School Principal Casey Young on administrative leave.

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Along with major efforts to improve some of Buffalo's most-troubled schools, the district is also expanding its programs for special groups of students.

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The New York State Education Commissioner is being asked to prevent the closing of four Buffalo schools.  State Assembly members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sean Ryan were joined by Western New York Regents representative Catherine Collins outside Lafayette High School in Buffalo on Wednesday.

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Leaders from state, education, and the healthcare industry announced the addition of $1.3 million to funding for the Buffalo Public Schools’ health related programs, Thursday morning.

Expected vote on fate of four Buffalo failing schools

Feb 13, 2015
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The Buffalo Board of Education meets in special session Friday morning to decide the fate of four failing city schools.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the board is meeting to consider the phase-in and request for space proposals.

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The Buffalo School Board is expected to decide this week on final plans for four failing city schools. But earlier this week the board's majority aidd it will not act on the proposed plans for those schools unless it is able to negotiate a new contract with the Buffalo Teachers Federation. 

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The Buffalo School Board will be deciding the fates of four failing city schools Wednesday evening. School Board members are expected to vote on the redesign plans for Bennett High School, Lafayette High School, East and MLK School.

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With the Buffalo School Board less than a week away from deciding the future of four city schools, two of them were making that final pitch for support Thursday night.

Deadline looms for proposed school turnaround plans

Dec 9, 2014
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Interim Buffalo School Superintendent Don Ogilvie says the school district has a Friday deadline to submit a round of proposed turnaround plans for four failing city schools to prevent closure by the New York State Education Department.

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The lights will be on until nine at night, if the proposed plan for East High School in Buffalo wends its plan through the school  board and through Albany and into effect.

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Johns Hopkins University wants to end its partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools at two failing city schools. 

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A proposal to re-name Buffalo's East High School has already been declared dead on arrival by alums before it was officially submitted to the school board.

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Just before the Friday deadline, officials from Buffalo and New York State reached a tentative agreement that will keep two Buffalo high schools open.

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Albany has rejected reform plans for four Buffalo schools, arguing the paperwork isn't right. Education Commissioner John King has given the district until 5 p.m. Friday to make the applications conform to what the department wants.

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The Buffalo Board of Education Wednesday night approved a turnaround plan for two failing high schools. The board voted 8-1 to move ahead with using Johns Hopkins as the educational partnership organization for Lafayette and East High Schools. 

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Two state assembly members from Buffalo are demanding answers from state Education Commissioner John on his mandate to the city's school district.

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The Buffalo school board held the second of its two public meetings over the future of East and Lafayette High Schools Wednesday night at Lafayette.

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In a meeting Monday night marked by several hours of technical problems, there was a clear message to Albany: leave East High School alone.

Important day for Buffalo schools

Jul 22, 2013
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The first of two community meetings will be held tonight in Buffalo's East High School about Education Commissioner John King's plan for turning around East and Lafayette High. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, at least one state lawmaker is concerned with King's mandate.


It looks as if students from two troubled Buffalo high schools will be going to the suburbs for their vocational training. Citing their dismal graduation rates, State Education Commissioner John King is calling for drastic change at East and Lafayette high schools.

Organizers drop charter school plan

Dec 11, 2012
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Plans have been halted, at least temporarily, to transform East High School and Waterfront Elementary School into charter schools.