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By Tiffany Lankes » Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tonight's June 24 meeting should be quite busy, with Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie presiding over his last official School Board meeting. Darren J. Brown, the district's associate... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Gerald J. Stuitje, the school business administrator who in recent years helped lead the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District through some of its toughest financial challenges, is set to resign his post... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Williams hasn’t been back to the city since he was forced out of the district back in 2011. As noted in today’s story, though Williams wore out his welcome after six years, in retrospect, it... Read More

By Denise Jewell Gee » Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lancaster schools got a shout out from President Obama's top education chief Tuesday night. Education Secretary Arne Duncan tweeted a thank you to Lancaster Central School District for... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Tuesday, June 16, 2015

As noted in today's story, the Buffalo school district issued a four-page press release outlining its latest proposal to the Buffalo Teachers Federation. The proposal, shared with the BTF earlier... Read More

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The state's new Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia taught for many years in the Sweet Home schools before spending many years as a teacher and administrator in Florida. Buffalo News Education... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Thursday, June 11, 2015

As noted in Wednesday night's live blog and today's story, 10 high-level district administrators have been reappointed as "at will" employees, meaning they can be terminated at any time without... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Please join us for our live coverage of tonight's Buffalo School Board meeting. Tonight's June 10 meeting will be held at Waterfront School, 95 Fourth Street. Here's a link to the full... Read More

By Denise Jewell Gee » Thursday, June 4, 2015

Heard of the state’s 2 percent tax cap for schools? Try zero. That’s the scenario a coalition of superintendents, teachers, school board members and other education advocacy groups outlined... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Saturday, May 30, 2015

There are roughly a dozen different academic programs in Buffalo Public Schools that require students to meet certain admission standards before they can be considered for enrollment. Schools that... 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.