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Live blog at 5 pm: Buffalo School Board's committee meetings


Please join us for a live blog of tonight's Sept. 3 committee meetings, starting at 5 p.m. The Student Achievement Committee will begin at 5 p.m. and the Educational Support Committee is slated for 7 p.m. Topics for discussion include a breakdown of student achievement data, information regarding school turnaround models, a review of special education, an update on mental health clinics in schools and parental involvement. Please join us here to follow our live blog of the meeting. Because of recent changes to our blog site and blog-hosting software, some of you may have difficulty viewing the live blog below through your mobile device. This is especially true if you are attempting to view the blog through the Buffalo News mobile app. If you are having trouble viewing the blog through The Buffalo News app on your mobile device, try this link.


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.