Graduation

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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash tells WBFO the Regents diploma rates released Wednesday by the New York State Education Department are "modest gains," but "good news" for city schools.

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A group of more than 100 teenagers gathered at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park for some extensive training over the past week.

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It will be a very emotional day for current students and alumni of Holy Angels Academy today.

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New Buffalo Schools superintendent Pamela Brown is setting what she considers an aggressive graduation goal for local students.

The News reports that over the next 5 years, Brown wants to achieve an 80% graduation rate from public high schools. The current rate is approximately 50%.

To forward her efforts, Brown has appointed a community superintendent and is creating academic support teams to help guide schools.