How to Fix Buffalo Schools

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A Buffalo Public School with a high poverty rate that is following its own formula which includes the Common Core and is achieving some success. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes about her upcoming featured article for 'How to Fix Buffalo Schools' that will focus on the Grabiarz School of Excellence Public School 79.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

As the Buffalo Public School District works to improve its failing schools debate is growing over the strength of charter schools. In this Focus on Education interview WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News Education reporter Sandra Tan.  The News continues its 'Fix Buffalo Schools' series Sunday. It explores the success of the Charter Schools for Applied Technologies and next Sunday will examine student success at the Tapestry Charter School -- two top charter schools in Buffalo.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Other school districts outside of New York State have similar demographics to Buffalo, but are doing a much better job in improving graduation rates.