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Canisius College

The Canisius College Faculty Senate has formally voted "no confidence" in President John Hurley and the Board of Trustees.

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Erie Community College shut down its three campuses Wednesday after internal IT staffers discovered the college computer system had been hacked.

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Two local high school graduates received a little extra help for college Tuesday. Amaya Walker and Eric Kegler received $500 scholarships in the 11th annual Romeo Doyle Muhammad scholarship awards from Eva Doyle.

The state Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill Wednesday that would impose a two-year moratorium on all biometric technology in New York schools. That would include facial recognition technology like the new security system activated in the Lockport City School District earlier this year.

Niagara University

Every college and university in the United States has to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and the issues it brings to each campus and classroom. Niagara University not only is dealing with the issues in Lewiston, but on its campus in Vaughan, near Toronto, where the border closure affects planning.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association's COVID-19 Task Force has issued several new procedures regarding fall high school sports.

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Buffalo Public Schools students have had a bad school year: COVID-19, school closings and trying to learn on a computer screen. Even so, Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash told the school board Wednesday that the students did really, really well.

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The Trump administration agreed to rescind new visa rules for international college students it announced last week during court proceedings on Tuesday. New York was one of at least 17 states that filed lawsuits over the policy change, which was widely criticized.


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New York State has decided to reopen schools this fall and will issue full guidance Wednesday. School districts now have until the end of the month to submit their plans outlining how students and staff will be allowed back in the classroom.

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Go. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that New York public schools will be able to reopen this fall.

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Many questions remain outstanding about the fall semester of school: When will classes start? How many students will be allowed in each classroom? Will face masks be required? However, the biggest problem might be getting students to school in those big, yellow buses.

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There is a petition drive expected soon aimed at getting armed and uniformed Buffalo Police officers out of city schools.

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Earlier this spring, Amherst Central High School decided not to offer a longtime elective class called “Race in America” during the coming school year. Then came the police killing of George Floyd, nationwide protests over systemic racism, and a group of students that wasn’t having it.


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A group of Niagara University students recently presented the administration a list of demands aimed at creating a more inclusive environment.

 

 


 

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Educators from across Western New York gathered yesterday on the steps of Buffalo City Hall for the second time as an act of solidarity to combat systemic racism in the education system.


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The results of a new parent poll and research published Monday by the nonprofit group The Education Trust—New York show that educational equity gaps for low-income students and students of color have widened during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Parents and teachers across New York are anxious about whether schools in New York will reopen in September. On Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he hopes schools can reopen, but a lot can happen in the next two months that will influence his final decision.

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The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Monday against the state education department over the new security system in Lockport schools, which recognizes two things: guns and faces. WBFO’s Kyle Mackie reports on how the system works and how the same technology used by Scotland Yard and INTERPOL ended up in a school district in Niagara County.


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The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Monday against the state Education Department over its approval of the Lockport City School District’s facial recognition security system, which was activated in January.


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The school year is ending, but many Buffalo families continue to struggle with the varied impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the message several parent leaders expressed to the Buffalo Board of Education during its regular meeting Wednesday night.


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The University at Buffalo announced plans Monday for a “modified in-person” fall semester that will combine in-person and online instruction from August 31 through Thanksgiving break.

Buffalo's first "Excellence in Education" awards were handed out Sunday evening as an event that was intended to be a public bash turned into a virtual celebration.

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Buffalo Public Schools staffers, teachers and administrators are pushing for more African American history in what the district teaches, as well as pushing young people and their parents to vote and permanently change things.

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New York State Assemblymember Monica Wallace is calling on the State University of New York and the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to suspend standardized college entrance test requirements for all freshman applicants for at least two years.

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There are three different security forces in Buffalo's public schools and the board of education wants more information about how they mesh and what it all costs.


An online conversation based at St. Bonaventure University in Olean was hacked Friday afternoon, as a so-called Zoom bomber posted racial epithets and swastikas on a PowerPoint presentation during the computer session.

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Hundreds of Western New York educators gathered on the steps of Buffalo City Hall late Tuesday afternoon to voice their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. From elementary to collegiate, urban to suburban, educators, parents, students and officials of all levels stood in front of Niagara Square to address their roles in confronting systematic racism.


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The New York State Board of Regents reversed a decision Monday its members made last month denying the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School’s renewal application. The new decision follows a month of backlash from angry parents and charter school advocates and reauthorizes the school through June 2025.


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Saturday is the deadline for voters in the state’s school board and school budget elections to get their ballots in the mail.


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