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Buffalo Public Schools

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last week to “reimagine education” in New York State. That move has been criticized by teachers’ unions, administrators and some parents, but some Buffalo families are ready for change.

Emmie O'Leary

On Friday night, the Buffalo Bills will make their first selection in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft and when General Manager Brandon Beane calls in his choice, WBFO's own Peter Hall, co-host of Theater Talk, will be joining him via Zoom.

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A campaign to help improve literacy among children is coming to Buffalo.

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For many struggling school kids in Buffalo, it's likely their after-school help will come from programs like Say Yes to Education, Catholic Charities or the United Way.


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An event to highlight the importance of quality after-school programs in western New York took place at the Eggerstville Community Center, Friday.

United Way raises $14 million in annual campaign

Apr 23, 2013
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County

The local chapter of the United Way says it raised just over $14 million dollars in its just-concluded 2012-2013 campaign, an increase of more than three percent from last year.

WBFO News photo by Mark Leitner

The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County has exceeded its yearly campaign goal for the first time since 2002. 

The more than $13,568,000 in pledges for 2011 announced today by United Way officials represents a two-percent increase over the amount raised last year. 

United Way president Michael Weiner says he is grateful for the way the community responded.