Education

NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia at Burgard High School in Buffalo. March 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 04, 2018 - 5:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state education officials say they inadvertently shortchanged most school districts when distributing federal funding for teacher training last year, and gave charter schools more than their share. To fix the $12 million error, the state Education Department will reduce...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo School Board member who took the ousted Carl Paladino's seat has resigned from her position in protest after the Board's vote to switch nursing providers. Catherine Flanagan-Priore resigned in a closed session resigned in a closed session Media Folder: Media Root ,...
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Mike Baggerman
May 16, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WEST VALLEY, N.Y. (WBEN) - West Valley School Superintendent Eric Lawton said he was disappointed that the school's budget, which called for a two percent increase in spending, failed to pass on Tuesday. "We have been either flat with no increase or reducing over the last five years," Lawton told...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Voters across Western New York have decided to overwhelmingly approve budgets for the coming year. About half of all districts in the state had proposed raising taxes - without breaking the state's property tax cap. Dr Bruce Fraser, Director of the Erie County Association of...
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Maryvale High School on April 16, 2018 (WBEN Photo)
Mike Baggerman
April 16, 2018 - 3:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz formally unveiled his ambitious proposal from this year's State of the County Address, where he hopes to consolidate area schools and cut administrative costs as a result. In the report, which can be read at the bottom of this story,...
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Phil Rumore
Phil Rumore (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 14, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Teacher's Federation is planning to lower its flags to half-staff and keep it at half-staff until there's been sufficient action to address gun violence in America. "Enough is enough," BTF President Phil Rumore said on Tuesday. "How many more people will be...
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Meghan Hall, a senior at Williamsville South High School (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 13, 2018 - 9:35 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Across the nation on Wednesday, thousands of students will partake in a school walkout in response to gun violence in America. Schools locally are participating, too. From Buffalo Public Schools, Niagara Falls schools, West Seneca, and several other districts, Western...
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Williamsville SChool Board on March 13, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 13, 2018 - 9:23 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Williamsville School District addressed school safety and security during its board meeting on Tuesday. Security at schools has become a concern in recent years due to mass shootings such as the ones that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...
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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash on March 9, 2018 at Burgard High School (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 11, 2018 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Students at Buffalo Public Schools aren't exempt from Wednesday's planned student walkout. The walkout discussions began in the days following last month's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people, ranging from students to...
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Students at Burgard High School welding (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 09, 2018 - 12:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Burgard High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, with the high school celebrating the opening of its advanced manufacturing program thanks to investment from New York State in STEM. The advanced manufacturing program at the school first began in 2014. Since it...
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