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By Tiffany Lankes » Monday, August 17, 2015

The Buffalo School Board will vote on whether to hire Kriner Cash as the district's next superintendent. The meeting will be at 12 p.m. at City Hall. Going into the vote, Cash appears to have unanimous support on the usually divided school board. The vote comes just weeks after his name first surfaced as the... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Buffalo school board will meet in a special meeting at 11 a.m. to take care of two time sensitive items. That includes a plan it will submit as part of the settlement of a civil rights complaint alleging discrimination in the admissions practices of its criterion schools. The board will also reconsider another legal... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Monday, July 27, 2015

During last week's Buffalo School Board meeting, Interim Superintendent Darren Brown and members of the minority bloc took issue with a Buffalo News story recounting their first visit with state education commissioner MaryEllen Elia. Elia repeatedly reinforced to board members that if they do not take action turning... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tonight's June 24 meeting should be quite busy, with Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie presiding over his last official School Board meeting. Darren J. Brown, the district's associate superintendent of human resources, may be named as the district's next interim superintendent. He would step into the job on July 1 of... 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 said they will likely face a deficit because of new federal and state requirements. We will be covering this meeting live.... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Friday, February 13, 2015

News staff reporters Tiffany Lankes and Sandra Tan provide live updates from the Buffalo School Board meeting. After months of deliberation, the board voted on the phase-in plans for four low-performing schools. If you cannot see the live blog below, please go through your browser to... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes » Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Buffalo school board members are once again expected to discuss overhaul plans for four the district's lowest-performing schools. Earlier this week, the board majority issued a resolution calling to put off any action on four school-generated plans until the district can negotiate a new contract with the Buffalo Teachers... Read More

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 charter schools and the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood. On Wednesday, in an unprecedented forum, he will address an audience of... 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 link to the agenda and the... Read More

By Tiffany Lankes , Denise Jewell Gee is a columnist for The News. 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. The state unexpectedly released the data for the Class of 2014 on Thursday morning. It typically does not release the... Read More

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