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By jwestmoore » Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Buffalo School Board election is coming up May 3.  On this week's WBFO's Press Pass, Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes and WBFO's Eileen Buckley examine what power plays are under way for those seats. Listen to the full interview below:   Related content: NYSUT leads the way trying to... Read More

By Denise Jewell Gee is a columnist for The News. Denise Jewell Gee » Friday, April 1, 2016

State aid for school districts in Erie and Niagara counties will go up 6 percent in 2016-17 under the budget deal struck by state lawmakers Thursday. That does not include state money schools receive as a reimbursement for construction. All of the districts will see the end of a clawback of state aid that has... Read More

By jwestmoore » Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The State Education recently announced that it would be removing 10 city schools from receivership.  In Tuesday's WBFO Press Pass interview, News' Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss why the State Education Department believes these schools have made enough progress to be removed from the... Read More

By jwestmoore » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

In this installment of WBFO's Press Pass, Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss the Buffalo Teachers Federation and New York State United Teachers' objections to the receivership law for struggling city schools that bypasses the union's collective bargaining agreement. Included in... Read More

By Jay Rey » Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Notes from the Buffalo Board of Education committee meeting on Wednesday: -- The district hopes to adopt a budget for next year by May 11, a process that will be ongoing for the next several weeks. Department heads are supposed to submit their budgets by the end of next week, Superintendent Kriner Cash told board... Read More

By Maki Becker » Monday, January 18, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a two-year plan to get rid of the dreaded Gap Elimination Adjustment - a budget gimmick introduced five years to go to close a $10 billion budget gap. But many school districts say that it needs to happen now. The takeback amount is smaller this year for most districts, zero for struggling... Read More

By jwestmoore » Tuesday, January 5, 2016

In this week's Press Pass interview on WBFO, News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss the Buffalo Schools superintendent's expanded power to change the union contract at 15 city schools in receivership and how the matter is expected to end up in a court battle with the Buffalo Teachers... Read More

By Qina Liu » Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In November, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia granted Buffalo Superintendent Kriner Cash the unprecedented power to make changes to five struggling schools. In December, 15 more schools have been added under Cash's control. Below is an updated interactive map of the schools in... Read More

By Jay Rey » Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Follow the News education reporters' live coverage from Buffalo School Board meetings. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TheBuffaloNews/lists/education-reporters //... Read More

By jwestmoore » Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss the letter outlining the latest contract offer from the Buffalo schools and emailed directly to teachers in this week's edition of WBFO's Press Pass. Listen to the complete interview... Read More

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