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What began as a debate about why so many Buffalo schools don't offer music to students turned into some School Board members saying they won't vote for the proposed budget unless it's more equitable.

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As city of Buffalo's eighth graders are trying to decide where they will go to high school, the Buffalo Public School District will be show-casing five new choices Saturday morning in Bennett High School.


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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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The South Park High School football team will be recognized by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown at Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting. The South Park Sparks won the state championship last Friday and made history as the first Buffalo Public School to win the title. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this is a major accomplishment for one of the district's persistently struggling schools under receivership.

Truancy issues continue to plague city schools

Oct 15, 2015
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Student attendance has grabbed the attention of the Buffalo school board.


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The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County has received a second round of funding to help students at Buffalo's Southside Elementary School and South Park High School.

Keeping students on track to graduate

Jun 11, 2015
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A program continues to rescue students who are 'at-risk' of dropping out at some of Buffalo School District's lowest performing schools.  WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley met with one of those students who was enrolled in the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection program.

GED program dedicated at Buffalo high school

Dec 15, 2011
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The Buffalo public school district's adult education division, in cooperation with the South Buffalo Education Center, has moved a program into South Park High School where those who did not earn a high school diploma can now do so.  Both education and elected leaders gathered at South Park High School to dedicate a new sign identifying the high school as the home of their joint adult education effort.