NYS Regents

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Suffolk County teenager discovered an error on the state's math Regents exam.  But WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it took weeks for the New York State Education Department to admit the teen was right. 

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The New York State Board of Regents has taken new steps to make it easier for some students with disabilities to graduate. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley reports this change is being applauded by the leader of the Parent Network of WNY.

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With a growing epidemic of heroin and opioid overdoses, school nurses across the state will now be allowed to use a lifesaving drug.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the State Board of Regents recently approved a measure for the use of Narcan in schools. 

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New York State Regent Catherine Fisher Collins is working to promote her ideas that she believes could help struggling Buffalo Public Schools. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley caught up at with Collins to discuss her efforts. 

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The New York State Board of Regents will be hosting an invite-only 'Learning Summit' Thursday in Albany.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley talked with Western New York's Regents representative about addressing teacher evaluations.   

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New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and State Education Commissioner John King released results Thursday of the April 2014 Common Core assessments for grade 3-8 math and English Language Arts. Students made slight improvement in math grades 3-8 with 35.8% passing, up from around 31%, but students are doing about the same in English at about 31%.

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Students at the Aloma D. Johnson Community Charter School in Buffalo celebrated the end to the school year by showing off their creative side.  In this Focus on Education report, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says students performed songs they wrote after a long school year of learning the tough Common Core Standards.

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Despite many area school districts that closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to frigid wind chills, some high students were required to take the state regents.  

Teachers, parents rally at home of NYS Regent

Dec 9, 2013
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The Buffalo Teachers Federation Teachers led a picket outside Regent’s Chancellor Emeritus Robert Bennett’s home in Tonawanda Monday afternoon.

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Students across the region began taking New York State Regents tests Tuesday and a Buffalo Public Schools teacher is using digital means to help students review for their History Regents.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley visited the classroom of McKinley High School teacher Keith Hughes to learn about his "Hip Hughes History" lessons on YouTube.