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By Sandra Tan » 12:18 PM

As noted in today's story, Buffalo School Board President James Sampson sent an email out to the entire board on Sunday indicating the board majority's preference to name James Weimer as the next... Read More

By Denise Jewell Gee » Friday, April 24, 2015

The statewide teachers union wants members of the Board of Regents to read state standardized tests in math and English developed by Pearson and administered to students this month. New York... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Thursday, April 23, 2015

As noted in today's story, Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie shocked the School Board by issuing an email to all members Thursday afternoon telling them he has called off his search for a deputy... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As noted in today's story, Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie intends put forth the names of only internal district candidates for deputy superintendent, with the understanding that whoever is... Read More

By Deidre Williams » Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Finance and Operations Committee will receive updates on the 2015-16 budget proposal as school leaders look for places to trim approximately $10 million from the $829 million spending plan. The... Read More

By Denise Jewell Gee » Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A new report by the pro-Common Core group High Achievement New York contrasts the state’s high per-pupil spending with its middling results on national math and reading tests to conclude that the... Read More

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes talks with WBFO'S Eileen Buckley about developments in the search for a superintendent to replace interim superintendent Donald Ogilvie, along with... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Buffalo school board will get its first budget update since Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo released school funding figures earlier this month. Even with an increase in state aid, district officials have... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District released data late Tuesday afternoon detailing test refusals. The district noted these are in-district figures representing only Tuesday's tests. Refusal... Read More

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The quaint, tiny Cooperstown community offers some telling lessons and fodder for the Lancaster School District to consider as it works through countless frustrations in having dumped its beloved... 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.