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By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tonight's Buffalo School Board meeting is expected to be really busy. Board member Carl Paladino's resolution to terminate Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie is slated to come before the board.... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, March 23, 2015

Below is Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino's resolution to have Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie terminated immediately. Though the resolution is likely to go nowhere, Paladino said he... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tonight's Buffalo School Board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Waterfront Elementary School, 95 4th Street. Here's the link to the agenda packet. Aside from what is listed on the agenda,... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Monday, March 9, 2015

Since late February, the Buffalo school district has been holding public forums seeking parent and community input into a proposed condom availability program that would available at all of the... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Thursday, March 5, 2015

Alliance for Quality Education held a press conference this morning to release a report regarding money they say Gov. Cuomo "owes" to public schools across the state. AQE, a state and local advocacy... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Wednesday, March 4, 2015

As noted in my story running Thursday, a number of local teachers have found ways to turn our cold winter weather into the inspiration for classroom lesson plans. In some cases, however, it's the... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Friday, February 27, 2015

Below is a chart breaking down the raw data, and providing a two-year comparison, for the evaluation ratings of Buffalo school district teachers and principals, based on information released by State... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gov. Cuomo is wasting no time in attempting to get his school reform legislation passed. Today, he released a report titled, "The State of New York's Failing Schools." Cuomo's... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Joint Schools Construction Board has refused to release $3.1 million in payments to LPCiminelli for work done by its subcontractors on Phase III and Phase V because of ongoing questions by board... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Friday, February 13, 2015

As noted in today's story, the Governor's Office sent a letter to the Board of Regents asking the state Education Department to do further research on whether the Massachusetts model of public school... 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.