Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

In most years, Buffalo school officials have talked more about layoffs than hiring. But this year, the district has started its search for new teachers for the next school year even before this year's classes end for the summer.

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The state's largest teachers union says it is outraged at Gov. Cuomo's veto of a bill on the Common Core. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says a protest is planned for Thursday in Buffalo.

Press Pass: School district rejects fact-finding report

Dec 30, 2014
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The Buffalo Public School District rejected a recent fact-finding report on their teachers' contract. In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education reporter Tiffany Lankes discuss the sticking points anticipated in future contract talks.

When a school district wants to fire a teacher or an administrator, there is a legal process to follow. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Freedman talks about how firings are done and how that process is changing.

Across the country and in Albany, the push is on to improve the quality of the adult standing in front of a classroom of young people.

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More than 200 buses brought thousands of protestors to Albany on Saturday in an effort to promote education reform.

Court upholds decision on teacher transfers

Sep 18, 2012
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State Supreme Court Justice Gerald Whelan today upheld an arbitrator's decision that the involuntary transfer of 54 teachers by the Buffalo Public School system was in violation of the district's contract with the Buffalo Teachers' Federation union.

The transfers were initially enacted as part of a turnaround plan which the school board deemed the only feasible way to improve student performances at three low-performing city schools: Futures Academy, Drew Science Magnet School, and Bilingual Center 33.