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Masten District Councilmember Ulysees Wingo will not face any charges for bringing a loaded handgun into Riverside High School last week.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he believes Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo made an honest mistake when he brought a gun into Riverside High School last week.

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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash says he is looking forward to the new school board, as he and his staff prepare to bring the "newbies" up to speed on the position.

Perhaps before the end of the school year, those drivers who race around stopped school buses with the lights on will be on candid camera. The chairs of the two State Legislature Transportation committees have agreed on a bill to let school buses be equipped with cameras to monitor driver behavior and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will sign it.

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When the Buffalo School Board assembles in early July to elect its officers, there will be four new members around the nine-member table.

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The next few years of the Buffalo Public Schools system are being decided Tuesday and it is close to a complete mystery how it will turn out.

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Erie Community College's finances are looking good and the school is trying to help its students get through with cheaper approaches to textbooks. That was the message from the college to the Erie County Control Board Thursday.

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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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Buffalo Public Schools and city government may soon be using the same glass fiber web lines to provide better and cheaper IT services for both.

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Music is…healing. Fun. Unifying. These were some statements made by nearly 200 students Monday night at a collaborative music concert at Kenmore East High School. Bands from Hutch Tech, Buffalo Performing Arts and Cheektowaga Central High School came together to perform and stress the importance of music education, especially in urban settings.

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There is another one of those disputes over change in a little-known neighborhood in the old meatpacking district of Buffalo's East Side. The dispute involves a former Ukrainian veterans club on Clemo Street.

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This wasn't your usual case of "some assembly required." Employees at Fisher Price and education students from Central Connecticut State University joined together at the toy manufacturer's East Aurora grounds Thursday today to modify more than a half dozen Power Wheels vehicles, so that children with various mobility challenges may operate them.

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Special Olympics New York will see $50,000 less in funds from New York State’s budget this fiscal year.

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D'Youville College has been awarded a competitve grant that will be used to help it construct an Active Learning Space, an environment being described as a "living laboratory" that will give some Buffalo high school students a chance to get a taste at more interactive and creative education.

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The Buffalo School Board on Wednesday voted to pay members of the district security force $180,000 for overtime they worked but weren't previously paid.

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Not so fast on legalizing pot. That is the message coming from New York State's school boards. The state School Boards Association wants more study on the issue.

Catholic school adopts seven healthy habits program

Mar 14, 2019
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A Buffalo Catholic elementary school has implemented a program called ‘Leader In Me’. It’s a student initiative promoting seven healthy habits. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with students and school leadership at St. Joseph University School on Main Street to learn how the program works.  

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Some seventh graders at Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts created note cards to sell to raise money for a water project in South Sudan. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited the school's art room where the students talked about their work.  

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Students across the globe are fighting for climate change. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says here in Buffalo, a City Honors School student is organizing a walk-out for this Friday, March 15, to demand climate justice.  

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Amherst Central High School celebrated International Women's Day with sessions designed to raise awareness about women's issues. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley talked to some students honoring women from across the globe.  

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A school art teacher can provide inspiration in enhancing a child's creativity.  But for students with special needs, it provides a deeper layer in their classroom learning. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley takes us inside Buffalo Public School #84 - Health Care Center for Children at ECMC.

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Some Buffalo Public Schools were operating their own informal admissions processes, leaving some other high schools with the students rejected in that process. However, the School Board Wednesday evening was told this system has stopped.

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All nine Buffalo School Board seats are up for election this May. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, current board president Barbara Seals Nevergold is not seeking reelection to her at-large seat. 

Food insecurity is a growing problem for college students across the U.S. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tell us, SUNY Erie Community College and FeedMore WNY have formed a partnership to establish food pantries at all ECC Campuses.


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A student has been arrested in the Ellicottville Central School District following a threat Friday morning. 

Reflections of a beloved city school teacher

Mar 1, 2019
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A beloved Buffalo Public School teacher is being remembered for her work and dedication to students.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Buffalo's Uncrowded Queens Institute established "Vanessa's Corner" inside the library of Early Childhood Center School #82. 

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Sunday's windstorm pulled apart and damaged the roof at the University of Buffalo bookstore on the north campus in Amherst. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it was closed at the time and no one was hurt. 

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A University at Buffalo researcher used smartphone technology to study anxiety and depression.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited UB's psychology department on the Amherst campus to learn more.

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Some Daemen College students recently traveled to northern Thailand on a mission to help prevent human trafficking. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Daemen students taught at-risk children in that country on avoiding a very serious issue. 

Online mental health training for educators

Feb 19, 2019
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A new online training program in the state is now available to help educators better prepare for supporting student mental health. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) provides the service for educators.

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