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The long-discussed issue of the Buffalo School District’s gender identity policy was voted on at Wednesday night’s meeting of the School Board, and the meeting ended in celebration.


A directive issued be the federal government on transgender student rights is being welcomed by the region's largest school district.

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Buffalo schools students are spending more time in class and less time on suspension, according to a report prepared in the wake of major changes in the system's disciplinary process.


Mandatory kindergarten bill signed for Buffalo schools

Jul 23, 2014
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that allows the Buffalo school board to require mandatory kindergarten attendance for 5-year-old children.

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The Buffalo Common Council Education Committee held a public hearing Thursday evening on Buffalo Public schools, including the Common Core learning standards that have been backed by the Buffalo school system. Community members who spoke at the hearing in Council chambers said parents have to understand the new rules better.

Buffalo School board votes to keep MLK open

Jun 26, 2014
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The Buffalo School Board reversed itself Wednesday night in voting to keep Martin Luther King School open.

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Widespread frustration with sagging graduation rates has prompted city school officials to develop the District Comprehensive Improvement Plan. But little public interest was on display Tuesday night at a meeting at Makowski School.

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The Buffalo Board of Education has been talking for weeks about what to do if Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown takes a buyout to leave the district.  Brown is expected to leave Monday and the board will be meeting in special session to discuss their next steps.

Last year was good and this year will be even better. That's the promise from the Buffalo school system which helped the college admission rate jump nine points, from 57 percent of graduates in 2012 to 66 percent last year.

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The Buffalo Board of Education approved a plan Monday that will only accommodate a fraction of the students seeking a transfer.

The vast majority of the 2,200 Buffalo Public Schools students who have requested a transfer from a low-performing school to a school in good standing are being denied.

Buffalo schools are again grappling with the issues of student conduct and suspensions.  A discussion of the proposed code of conduct was held at McKinley High School Tuesday night, the first in a series of public meetings on the plan.

The Buffalo School District says it is being vigilant in its response to Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut.

The Say Yes to Education program turns into bricks and mortar today, with the opening of The College Success Center in Bennett High School.