Education

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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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Mike Baggerman
April 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republicans in the New York State Senate renewed an effort to give gold star families access to free tuition at state colleges after widespread criticism over the decision by Assembly democrats to block a bill doing so...but adding free college tuition to families of those...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Francesco Maccarrone, the youth basketball coach and YMCA volunteer accused of soliciting sex with a minor, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to disseminating indecent material to a minor. He faces up to seven years in prison. Maccarrone, 43, was a volunteer at a local YMCA and girls...
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McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
BUFFALO, NY (WBEN) - Teachers at McKinley High School are again looking to shine a light on what they say are serious issues with the administration there. The Buffalo Teachers Federation has released the results of a secret ballot survey sent to every Teacher at McKinley High School. Buffalo...
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Allan Harris
January 27, 2019 - 8:42 am
(WBEN/AP) The heads of New York's public university systems are scheduled to testify at a state budget hearing in Albany. The joint Assembly and Senate public hearing is being held Monday in the Legislative Office Building. Among those expected to give testimony are State University of New York...
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McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 14, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Parent leaders at Buffalo Public Schools want a different narrative after stories in recent days regarding an altercation between a teacher and a student at McKinley High School. A teacher at the school told WGRZ that he was body slammed by a 14-year-old student last week...
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November 27, 2018 - 8:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - State lawmakers in New York are taking a look at what the state can do to lessen the burden of student loan debt. The Assembly's committees on banks and consumer affairs and protection are scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday in Albany to look at student borrowing and...
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Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2018 - 2:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Some students at Buffalo Public Schools arriving late to school and, sometimes, forced to wait several hours to return home. It's not because the students are oversleeping or in detention, but rather, the school buses aren't arriving. Staffing is seen as a key issue. Larry...
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Students at Leonardo daVinci High School. September 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 07, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Public Schools anticipate another increase in graduation rates for 2018, with Superintendent Kriner Cash telling WBEN that the graduation rate is just under 65 percent. "I expect during my tenure here to get to 70 percent or higher," Dr. Cash said. "We're within reach...
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Da Vinci HS logo. September 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 06, 2018 - 10:52 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Thursday is back to school day for over 30,000 students at the Buffalo Public School District. Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash said that the focus this year is on ensuring there's strong instruction in every classroom and in every subject. Cash first began his...
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