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Buffalo is joining cities like Chicago, Newark and Washington, D.C., in changing the way its public schools teach students about the legacy of slavery.

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Leonardo Da Vinci High School in Buffalo was announced Monday as one of 12 winning schools across the state of the inaugural New York FAFSA Completion Challenge. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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Students of Leonardo da Vinci High School in Buffalo filled a block on Porter Avenue Wednesday morning to raise funds for the Mental Health Advocates of Western New York.

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The Buffalo Public School District kicked-off a brand new school year Thursday. More than 30-thousand students attend city schools. City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash appeared with students at Leonardo Da Vinci High School on the D’Youville College Campus on Buffalo’s west side.  Cash has declared the 2018-19 school year as the “Year of Instruction.”

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Buffalo Public Schools are strengthening one of the best city schools, by extending the connection between Leonardo da Vinci High School and D'Youville College. Da Vinci is being made more of a health sciences school by offering D'Youville college-credit courses.

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Mayor Byron Brown says the city continues lending a hand to help make Buffalo Public schools safe for students. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley reports, the mayor is not in support of arming city school teachers.

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In addition to Wednesday night’s Buffalo School Board meeting marking interim School Superintendent Donald Ogilvie’s departure, another member of the board finished out a term.