WBFO Education Desk

The Lancaster School Board voted in a special session Saturday to remove the district's chief medical officer after he refused to allow a female student to wrestle with male students.

Niagara Catholic High School

The Diocese of Buffalo has announced the sale of the former Niagara Catholic High School. Niagara Catholic, located at 540 66th Street in Niagara Falls, was the only Catholic high school in Niagara County until its closure in August 2018.

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A recent audit conducted by the Office of the New York State Comptroller found that Buffalo Public Schools overpaid charter school tuition by $1 million during the 2017-2018 school year and has likely made further overpayments in past years.

Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College has selected its new president and it is a familiar name.

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud has responded to a list of demands from a student sit-in that has been going on for a week, over racist incidents that have occurred recently on campus. In the past two weeks, SU has been rocked by at least 10 incidents including racist graffiti, yelling racial slurs and hateful emails. 

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With American higher education changing rapidly, Canisius College is using its 150th anniversary to examine the role played by Catholic universities. Three presidents from major Jesuit universities will speak during the course of the academic year. Opening the series this week was Fordham University President Joseph McShane.


Thomas O'Neil-White

Randolph Academy welcomed schoolteachers and faculty from across the state to their two campuses Friday for a Restorative Justice workshop.

Thomas O'Neil-White

Around 900 University at Buffalo students participated in a forum addressing opioid addiction at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on Thursday. The forum has hosted nearly 3,000 students, across 12 different health profession disciplines over its four years.

Daemen College

Daemen College and Amherst are working toward an ambitious goal of planting 1 million new trees in the town over the next five years.

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School bus service for Buffalo's elementary school kids has gotten a lot better since Superintendent Kriner Cash and the top two officials of First Student met two weeks ago.

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As adults head to the polls Tuesday, WBFO takes a look at what students are learning about voting in the required half-year course called Participation in Government, commonly known as PIG.


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The New York State Senate Higher Education Committee visited Buffalo Wednesday as part of a statewide listening tour about the cost of public higher education.

Courtesy of Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo.

The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo will host a free teacher training Wednesday featuring an expert from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.


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The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has agreed to a 10-year commitment with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center that will enhance their graduate medical education programming. Presently, Memorial has 13 medical students with LECOM. Starting next July that number will double.

Courtesy of Medaille College

Medaille College celebrated the donation of 10 acres of wetlands property for use by its biology department Wednesday.

Kadimah Scholars at Park
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A first-of-its-kind partnership to save a Jewish day school in Buffalo has cities like Chicago and Los Angeles taking notice.


Tonawanda City Schools

City of Tonawanda residents have approved consolidating their three elementary schools into one. It is an initiative called for in the final phase of the city's TONA2020 reorganization plan.

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Students in Buffalo Public Schools will have an opportunity to get hands-on play while learning more about science, technology, engineering and math - or STEM - through a partnership involving the school district, a local children's museum and a telecommunications giant.

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A group of Buffalo parents and some school leaders are threatening legal action over what they describe as a transportation crisis in Buffalo Public Schools.


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The Buffalo school board gathered for a regular meeting Wednesday night and addressed a range of issues, including a recent financial audit that found Buffalo Public Schools is in its strongest financial position in decades.

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The eighth floor at City Hall was crowded for a school board meeting Wednesday night as several speakers, many Hutchinson Technical High School alumni, came to voice their concerns about the state of music education in the Buffalo Public Schools. The Buffalo Teachers Federation recently announced it would be moving forward with litigation by the end of the month because it believes certain schools are not compliant with art and music state regulations. But district officials want to make it clear they support arts education.

Protest
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The widespread movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day is now playing out in Buffalo Public Schools.


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The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) has been offering free adult workforce classes the past few years on Buffalo’s Main Street for medical coding and pharmacy technician training. This fall they are adding to that.

Courtesy University at Buffalo, Douglas Levere

The University at Buffalo is officially opening a new facility within its downtown Clinical and Translational Research Center, one where biological samples will be collected, processed, stored and utilized for an array of research projects by UB and its partners.

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Some parents and teachers in the Buffalo Public Schools believe the district is currently not meeting New York State regulations for art and music programs. Now, Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore said the union will be filing litigation by the end of the month to force the district’s compliance with said regulations.

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Federal dollars are coming to Niagara Falls to help students in Cataract City schools deal with their personal problems, violence and mental health issues.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced a program to train New York’s college students to work in the cybersecurity industry.

A strike by 55,000 education workers in Ontario has been averted. A deal was reached late Sunday, just hours before picket lines were set to go up.


Buffalo hosts statewide community schools summit

Oct 7, 2019
West Hertel Academy
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Buffalo’s community schools were in the spotlight Saturday as the city’s public school district hosted a community schools summit.


Football stadium
Courtesy of Niagara Falls City School District

The Niagara Falls City School District is launching a campaign to secure corporate sponsorships for its athletic and performing arts facilities. The first secured sponsorship renames the high school football stadium for the late Arthur “Art” Calandrelli.


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