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A physical altercation last month at Tapestry Charter School has the parents one of the students involved questioning the school's disciplinary process.

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Tapestry Charter School in north Buffalo is celebrating an expansion. A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday for a brand new, three-story building to house students in kindergarten through 5th grade. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley was there for the opening as it also kicked-off a new school year.

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Tapestry Charter School in north Buffalo remains on target to open a new K-through-five elementary school building this August.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the final steel beam was installed on the building Tuesday.   

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Tapestry Charter School in north Buffalo is on a mission to expand its student population.  School leaders broke ground Tuesday for a new elementary building and multi-use athletic field.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it is on the same site that the K-through 12- school. 

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A Buffalo charter school hopes it will get the green light  Monday evening to move forward with an $11 million expansion project on its North Buffalo campus.


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The Tapestry Charter High School is dealing with the tragic death of one of its refugee students. 18-year-old Kanu Kasonko was found dead along the NFTA Metro Rail’s Utica Station Monday evening. WBFO’s Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley reports the school has set up a second day of grief counseling. 

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No foul play is expected in the death of an 18-year-old Tapestry Charter School student who was killed on a Metro Rail track at the Utica Street Station Monday night.

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Tapestry Charter School won't be buying a former city building on the East Side and expanding.


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Tapestry Charter School leaders met with unhappy parents Monday evening to discuss plans to move the youngest students to a building over on the East Side to allow expansion.


Tapestry leader defends plans to expand

Feb 23, 2016
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Tapestry Charter School parents in Buffalo gathered Monday night to express their views on expansion plans to move some of the school to a former Buffalo school building. Students in K-5 would be moved from the Great Arrow Drive to Olympic Avenue. Parents question the building's air quality because of its proximity to the Scajaquada Expressway. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley made repeated requests for an interview with Tapestry's Executive Director Joy Pepper, who declined comment, until we caught up with her Monday.

Tapestry parents raise concerns about proposed building

Feb 17, 2016
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A Tapestry Charter School parent has started an on-line petition against proposed plans to its K-through five program to a former Buffalo school building. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter has an update on a story she first brought you last week.

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Parents of students at the Tapestry Charter School are continuing to express their opposition to a possible relocation of the K-5 program.

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Leaders at the Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo want to purchase a former city school building for expansion.  An informational session was held Wednesday evening where the proposal was presented to parents and the board of trustees.  But as WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley learned, some parents are in opposition.

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The Buffalo Public School District has received four-proposals from charter schools to use district-owned buildings.

Computers For Children enhancing reading for students

Oct 29, 2014
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Tapestry Charter School students are receiving 200 computers with a special reading program. Computers For Children has teamed with IBM and First Niagara to provide The Reading Companion program, cloud-based software with voice recognition to help students improve their reading.   As WBFO'S Focus on Education reports, the App is especially helpful to international students.

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As the Buffalo Public School District works to improve its failing schools debate is growing over the strength of charter schools. In this Focus on Education interview WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News Education reporter Sandra Tan.  The News continues its 'Fix Buffalo Schools' series Sunday. It explores the success of the Charter Schools for Applied Technologies and next Sunday will examine student success at the Tapestry Charter School -- two top charter schools in Buffalo.

Buffalo teacher who died in Costa Rica laid to rest

Apr 3, 2013

Funeral services were held this morning for a Buffalo teacher who died last week while on a cultural exchange program in Costa Rica with her students.

Buffalo teacher dies on student trip to Costa Rica

Mar 26, 2013

Buffalo's Tapestry Charter School is mourning the loss of a teacher who died Monday while leading students on a cultural exchange program in Costa Rica.