State Education Department

New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia says the company which manages the state's ELA testing software has explained why there were computer glitches during testing on Tuesday.

The state Education Department has announced it made an error in the distribution of some federal funding that favored the state’s charter schools over public schools.

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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash tells WBFO the Regents diploma rates released Wednesday by the New York State Education Department are "modest gains," but "good news" for city schools.

State University of New York

A state audit finds New York education officials are falling behind in implementing a new state law aimed at combating sexual violence on college campuses.

Buffalo Public Schools

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

High Achievement New York

New York State has had the longest and most comprehensive review and implementation of new academic standards, according to a new study from High Achievement New York.

Buffalo Public Schools

The State Education Department says more than 95 percent of schools in receivership made "demonstrable improvement" in the 2016-17 school year. However, BUILD Academy in Buffalo is one of two New York schools in receivership that did not improve enough and will now be placed under an Independent Receiver.

WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt

Carl Paladino supporter Larry Quinn was the first to testify at Tuesday's hearing before State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. Then Paladino finally took the stand on the fourth day of his removal hearing.

AIMHighNY Survey website

Time is running out to take part in New York state's public opinion survey on the Common Core learning standards.  The online survey closes today. 

Cuomo says New York's Common Core program 'must be fixed'

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Common Core program in New York is not working and must be fixed. 

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The Buffalo Public School District may get $36 million being held by Albany in a dispute over how much parent participation is going on in the school system.

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State Education Commissioner John King says he is disappointed there hasn't been more progress on a transfer plan for all Buffalo Public Schools students, as required by federal law.

A court order may be the only way to keep Pinnacle Charter School open after attempts failed to work out an arrangement on an order from Albany to close the school.

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Albany has rejected reform plans for four Buffalo schools, arguing the paperwork isn't right. Education Commissioner John King has given the district until 5 p.m. Friday to make the applications conform to what the department wants.

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Superintendent Pamela Brown announced the release of the Buffalo Public Schools progress report at a news conference on Friday.