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By Tiffany Lankes » Wednesday, January 21, 2015

For decades, M&T Bank Corp. Chairman Robert G. Wilmers has been an influential force on the Buffalo education scene, having a hand in everything from finances and superintendent selection to chart... Read More

By Denise Jewell Gee » Tuesday, January 20, 2015

People love the property tax cap. Not so much the Common Core. The latest poll from Siena College Research Institute finds that 70 percent of New York voters support extending a property tax cap t... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Thursday, January 15, 2015

As previously reported, four proposals have been submitted for charter schools to take over either Bennett or East high schools or Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute. The Buffalo school board ... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Join Buffalo News education reporter Tiffany Lankes who will be blogging live from tonight's meeting of the Buffalo School Board. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at Waterfront Elementary. Here is a... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board took the unusual step tonight of issuing a joint public statement in response to some recent comments made by parents about standardized testing, curriculum ... Read More

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Buffalo Public School District rejected the fact-finding report on the teachers’ contract.  In this week's Press Pass WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education reporter Tiffany Lankes di... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, December 29, 2014

Earlier this month, the Buffalo school district shared numerous reports and information with the School Board that provides an excellent overview of the existing status, resources and needs of special... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Earlier this month, the Buffalo School Board got an update on where the district stands in meeting state regulations regarding mandated physical education classes. The first page of the report provide... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, December 22, 2014

As noted in today's story, the proposal to bring modern Socratic teaching techniques to Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute is based on the success of the teaching technique at St. Andrews Coun... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes , Denise Jewell Gee , Sandra Tan » Thursday, December 18, 2014

The graduation rate for Buffalo Public Schools stayed flat between 2013 and 2014, with the most recent data released by the state showing that 55.5 percent of students finished high school on time. ... 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.