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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 //... 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

By Jay Rey » Friday, November 20, 2015

The five students had been preparing for weeks for this moment. Napkin on the lap. Look the server in the eyes. Don’t order more than you will eat. Keep the dinner conversation appropriate. Manners and etiquette have been part of the normal school routine for these five young ladies from Pathways Academy in Buffalo,... Read More

By jwestmoore » Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights set a deadline of last Friday, Oct. 30, for the Buffalo Public School District to answer more than 50 questions about the selection process for Buffalo's criteria-based schools including City Honors. In this week's Press Pass conversation, Buffalo News Reporter... Read More

By jwestmoore » Wednesday, October 14, 2015

News Education Reporter Deidre Williams will provide live updates from Wednesday's School Board meeting.   Tweets from //... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, October 7, 2015

After three remarkable years on the Buffalo Public Schools education beat, I am moving on to pick up the Erie County government beat, with a renewed focus on poverty and public health. Being part of The Buffalo News' education team has been one of the most rewarding and challenging beats of my career. While I look... Read More

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