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Two local school districts are looking at how to deal with students who have recently traveled to countries at the center of the Coronavirus outbreak.
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When spectators realized there was an issue on December 28, those in the stands who had a medical background jumped into action.
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McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 20, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The graduation rate at Buffalo Public Schools remained flat according to the latest information released by the New York State Education Department. VIEW: NYSED numbers on graduation rates The information released last week showed that Buffalo had a graduation rate of 64.7...
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Nardin Academy on Cleveland Ave in Buffalo (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 27, 2019 - 3:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Senator Chris Jacobs wants people to push-back the New York State Education Department's initiative that he said will give public school districts oversight responsibilities on education at private and religious schools in New York State.
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Brendan Keany
August 23, 2019 - 12:39 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN)- As another collegiate academic year is set to get underway in Western New York, the 2019 freshman class at SUNY Buffalo State moved into campus Wednesday. Freshman students could be seen along school streets moving belongings to dorms. They join student-athletes as the first on...
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Sigma Pi Fraternity House on Custer Street in Buffalo. 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn on the morning of April 12. April 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo has released new guidelines for Greek-letter fraternities following the death of 18 year old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan at an off-campus fraternity house this past April. VIEW : Complete Report The guidelines are the result of a four-month review...
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(WBEN) - Thousands gathered around the state Supreme Courthouse in Albany on Wednesday before the first oral arguments in a lawsuit that could overturn a new law that eliminated religious exemptions to mandatory vaccines. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul told WBEN this morning that she's hopeful that the...
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Phil Rumore (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 20, 2019 - 1:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo School Board Member Larry Quinn told WBEN on Thursday morning that the 43-week school calendar that was adopted by the board the night before was fully influenced by the Buffalo Teacher's Federation, who refused to compromise on the topic. Quinn compared managing...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 20, 2019 - 5:34 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - In a busy meeting Wednesday night, the Buffalo school board tackled a number of high profile issues before the end of the school year. The Board addressed the recent incident of Common Councilman Ulysees Wingo bringing a firearm to Riverside High School by banning him from...
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Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara Wheatfield School District is looking to address concerns of parents after it was made public that a male student who pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault was still allowed to attend the same school as the girl involved in the incident. In an update on...
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