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By Jillian Deutsch » Saturday, September 3, 2016

John Starkey drives his way down the streets of Buffalo’s West Side surrounding Lafayette High School, marveling at the neighborhood’s history and fabric. There’s the new Rico’s Pincho Truck parked on Grant Street selling Puerto Rican food from the window. There’s International Preparatory School on the campus... Read More

By Jay Rey » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

One out of every three students in Buffalo Public Schools is a black or Hispanic male and, as a whole, they perform worse than their white peers in both math and English language arts. A smaller percentage of them graduate high school, too. If Buffalo is ever going to raise the academic bar in its troubled schools, the... Read More

By Jay Rey » Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New York’s two top educators came to Buffalo on Tuesday to warn of a looming teacher shortage and figure out how to recruit the next generation to the embattled profession. Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, and MaryEllen Elia, commissioner of the state Education Department, came to the... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Tuesday, August 2, 2016

News education reporter Tiffany Lankes speaks with Eileen Buckley about new Buffalo School Board leadership and what it could mean for the direction of the... Read More

By Jay Rey » Friday, July 1, 2016

Say Yes to Education rode into Buffalo four years ago offering hope to a poor city and its struggling school district with the promise of free college tuition for students who graduate from high school. Since then, the nonprofit organization aimed at improving urban education has helped send some 3,000 students to... Read More

By Maki Becker is the breaking news and criminal justice editor at The Buffalo News. Maki Becker » Thursday, June 30, 2016

Although members of the Buffalo School Board have publicly praised Superintendent Kriner Cash, their private reviews are... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Tuesday, June 28, 2016

News education reporter Tiffany Lankes speaks with WBFO's Eileen Buckley about diversity at City Honors School and new changes to its admissions... Read More

By Barbara O'Brien reports on the suburbs for The Buffalo News. Barbara O'Brien » Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Three teachers retiring this year from Casey Middle School in the Williamsville Central School District got a sendoff video from their colleagues that also pays homage to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Led by Math specialist and resident videographer Harry O’Malley, family and friends got... Read More

By Jay Rey » Monday, June 20, 2016

One is a teen mom. One was homeless. Two were refugees. One came home to a tragedy that would change his life. The road to graduation in Buffalo Public Schools can be long and hard and scattered with life’s potholes and detours and students who dropped out along the way. But there are those graduating this... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski is a reporter for The Buffalo News covering Buffalo's inner suburbs, including the towns of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga and West Seneca. Joseph Popiolkowski » Thursday, May 19, 2016

It’s been called “the heart of Kenmore.” Completed Nov. 1, 1924 at a cost of $495,000, the Junior-Senior High School on Delaware Road “is of warm buff-colored tapestry brick with grey stone trim and in architectural beauty equal to that found in any city,” according to a history of the village written in... Read More

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