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By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Buffalo Board of Education's Oct. 1 committee meetings include the Student Achievement Committee meeting from 5-7 pm and the Educational Support Committee Meeting from 7-9. The meetings will be he... Read More

By Denise Jewell Gee » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Back in May, the Williamsville Board of Education approved a new, five-year contract for Superintendent Scott G. Martzloff. At the time, the contract extension didn't get much attention. The vote w... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As noted in today's story, the Buffalo School Board will be reviewing a new policy and new regulation tonight to address the handling of young students who leave school unnoticed. The documents come ... Read More

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Buffalo Public School District continues its probe into how a kindergarten student at Public School 82 managed to walk out of the building unnoticed.  The principal has been placed on paid leave.... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, September 29, 2014

Yes, it is actually blogworthy that Buffalo Public Schools students were all sent home last week with copies of the 2014-15 school calendar. Any parent in the school district recognizes what an improv... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Friday, September 26, 2014

It happens like clockwork -- new superintendent, new organizational chart. When Buffalo Public Schools Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie first took office, many wondered if he'd be more of a hatch... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Join us for live coverage of this week's Buffalo School Board meeting. Interim Superintendent Donald A. Ogilvie is expected to present a resolution to phase out several low-performing schools. He will... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, September 22, 2014

As reported on Saturday, a 5-year-old-boy managed to leave Early Childhood Center School 82 unnoticed on Tuesday and had to be returned by a police officer who happened to see the boy wandering the st... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As I was reporting my story on the vision statement released by the Buffalo School Board's majority, I questioned President Jim Sampson about the tension that exists between board minority members who... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Monday, September 15, 2014

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board has called a special meeting for Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the board room of the administration building, 1500 Colvin Boulevard. The only item on the agend... Read More
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Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News' NeXt section.

Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.