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By Sandra Tan » 5:22 PM

The Buffalo School Board meets tonight, May 27, at 5:30 p.m. in McKinley High School for it's regular meeting. Among the top agenda items is a presentation of the Civil Rights Project report... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As noted in today's story, Gary Orfield and the Civil Rights Project of UCLA have released an 88 page study that would significantly alter the admissions criteria of City Honors, as well as Olmsted... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As of Wednesday night, the district had officially received seven applications for the position of superintendent for Buffalo Public Schools. In addition, the board agreed during committee meetings... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Both candidates for a single seat on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board have been campaigning all day at the district's sole polling place, Hoover Middle School. Incumbent Board Vice... Read More

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Buffalo School Board is working on a tight deadline in seeking applications for a new superintendent. The filing deadline is June 5.  In today's Press Pass conversation on WBFO, Buffalo News... Read More

By Maki Becker » Monday, May 18, 2015

Today is the big day for our region's suburban school districts. What? You hadn't realized? Fear not, here's a handy list - with links - to our voters guide, all of our stories from our series... Read More

By Denise Jewell Gee » Sunday, May 17, 2015

Voting continues until 9 p.m. for suburban school budgets and school board candidates. Has your school district's budget gone up? How much will you be paying in taxes? Who is running for your... Read More

By Maki Becker » Friday, May 15, 2015

  Five school districts in Erie County (Alden, Tonawanda City, Depew, Grand Island and Maryvale) and one in Niagara (North Tonawanda) are putting non-binding, advisory propositions before... Read More

By Maki Becker » Thursday, May 14, 2015

In today's report from our series, "Your schools, your vote," Denise Jewell Gee takes a close look at the Williamsville school district. Tumult in Williamsville district leads to call for unity,... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tonight's May 13 school board meeting is expected to be a contentious one, with board members disagreeing on how to move forward with a superintendent search process that has been neither easy nor... Read More

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About the reporters

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.