Education

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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Susan Rose
May 24, 2019 - 2:33 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Friday was a day of re-ACTION at one Buffalo high school. A conversation was held between students and community leaders. Day of Activism - Performing Arts Social Studies Teacher Jessica Swiech "We wanted to present our students with change-makers in society who have...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The biggest controversy in the Buffalo School district right now may revolve around the calendar, and whether or not the district keeps its February break. A new proposal from the District would see students not begin the new school year until September 11, 2019. That calendar...
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May 07, 2019 - 7:49 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - All nine seats are up for re-election tonight in the Buffalo School Board election. Historically, the election for the Buffalo School District has drawn a low turnout due to its election date and because many registered voters aren't aware of who the candidates are. "We've...
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