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Drums rang out as young boys made their way up the steps of City Hall on Tuesday. Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed August 6, 2019 as My Brother’s Keeper Entrepreneurship Day in the City of Buffalo.

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All nine members of the Buffalo School Board are on the ballot Tuesday, four of them without opponents. It happens only every 15 years.

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The Buffalo School Board is likely to approve its proposed budget without much difficulty next Wednesday. Last night's budget discussion revolved around the future and where the district is going.

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Buffalo Public School leaders meet with the Common Council Thursday to talk about their proposed school budget for next year. Not all the details were set on that plan by Wednesday evening's School Board meeting.

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Hidden away on a short street in North Buffalo is a school, housing a successful adult education program. The school system says the building is old and tired and might be dangerous, so the program has to move - and that has precipitated a fight.

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Buffalo Public Schools are running out of time to define a future for BUILD Academy, whose weak academic performance is impairing its prospects.

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The Buffalo School Board finished the school year with a six-day hearing in Albany over whether Carl Paladino should be removed from the board. It opened the new year by re-electing officers and getting into Paladino's fight.

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More legal bills await the Buffalo School Board in the continuing saga of Carl Paladino's role as a member of the board.

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A nationally-recognized building in Downtown Buffalo is being recommended as the site for the city's new hospitality school. Not all school board members were pleased to hear that the C. W. Miller Livery Building site on Huron will be home for the Buffalo High School for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management.


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The Buffalo School Board has called for Carl Paladino's resignation following disparaging comments he made about President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. 

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The Buffalo school board voted last night during an acrimonious meeting to slash its monthly meetings schedule. That change begins next month.


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The Dignity for All Students Act, or DASA, looks to create a supportive education environment for all students. Some officials in the Buffalo School District believe it can help curb bullying in city schools.


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A workshop on school violence provided Buffalo School members a forum to share their perspectives on the issue. Despite their differences, all agreed that something needs to be done.


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Buffalo has a new school budget which is likely to bring another lawsuit from the Buffalo Teachers Federation.


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The Buffalo School Board still hasn't decided what to do about major problems in the admissions process for the city's criteria schools, most visibly City Honors.


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The Buffalo School Board couldn't come to a budget agreement Wednesday evening. That decision will be delayed until next week, at the earliest.


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The role of parents in the Buffalo school system was on the table again last night. The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization told the board parents shouldn't be punished for opting-out of tests for their children.


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Less than a week after becoming New York’s public high school football champions, the South Park Sparks received a second homecoming celebration from the City of Buffalo. The players, coaches, and cheerleaders visited Mayor Byron Brown who declared December 2 as South Park Sparks Day. The group then traveled to Wednesday night’s meeting of the Buffalo School Board where they were given a hero’s welcome.

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Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash now has his hand-picked team running the school system. The appointments, however, stirred some controversy at Wednesday night's school board meeting.


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Masten District voters are dealing with an unusual race in which three people and a write-in candidate are vying for a vacant seat.


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The Buffalo school board showed up Wednesday for the annual reorganization meeting to elect its officers for the new school year and adjourned without electing anyone.


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Buffalo's school board is setting the ground rules for what it wants from negotiations with the union representing city teachers.


The Buffalo school board kept busy Wednesday night, fighting through rancor and angry disputes to pass a budget while continuing the battle over how to find a new superintendent.


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Three charter schools shared their plans Monday night over how they would use current public school buildings.  The public hearing at West Hertel Elementary School sets the stage for a key decision at Wednesday's meeting of the Buffalo Board of Education.

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The Buffalo Board of Education has now had two one-hour long discussions about how to pick a replacement for the departing Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown. On Wednesday, they decided another meeting was necessary. 

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The Buffalo School Board showed Wednesday that its members don't share the same view when trying to decide what to do about the impending departure of Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown.

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The Buffalo School Board is meeting Wednesday afternoon to find out if a deal has been worked out for the resignation of Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown.

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Buffalo school parents faced off yesterday with school board members. The session was lengthy, frequently loud, and  left many issues unsettled.

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Bennett High School supporters turned out Monday in front of the North Buffalo landmark.