Education

Villa Maria College Photo
Villa Maria College this morning has announced the search will begin soon for a new president, with the impending retirement of Sister Marcella Marie Garus. Garus, (pictured above) has served as president of th school for 40 years, making her one of the longest tenured presidents of any school in...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A 15 year old has been arrested after making threats against Lewis J. Bennett High School. Buffalo Police say they arrested the 15 year old male in connection with making threats on social media involving the Lewis J. Bennett High School located on Main Street. The boy is being...
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Forestville Central Schools Photo
The Forestville School system is in lockout status this morning, after a threat was made last night. The nature of the threat has not been made public, but the district issued the following statement: Last night, the Superintendent received a phone call from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office...
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Allan Harris
February 04, 2018 - 5:48 am
(WBEN) Senator Patrick Gallivan of Elma is trying to make it mandatory for all New York State Schools, including private schools, to report cases of abuse. His office sen t out the following release: Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) announces legislation (S-7372) to close a loophole in...
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Phil Rumore
Phil Rumore (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Teacher's Federation conducted a survey with 1,217 teachers at Buffalo Public Schools about disruptive student behaviors. The teacher's union is calling the results of the survey "disturbing". "The district and everybody is saying 'lower suspensions'," BTF...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
November 22, 2017 - 1:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Teacher's Federation President Phil Rumore is sounding an alarm on racial diversity at Buffalo Charter Schools after information was released by Erie County. Rumore provided information which said that 25 percent of charter school students in Erie County are white...
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Allan Harris
October 29, 2017 - 6:36 am
(WBEN/AP) The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of students...
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SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Fredonia
Richard Root
October 27, 2017 - 3:44 am
Fredonia, NY (WBEN) - SUNY Fredonia canceled classes and activities in Thompson Hall last night after another bomb threat was reported. This is the second bomb threat in nine days. Thompson Hall was evacuated sometime around 7 p.m. after receiving the threat. The all clear was given after 9 p.m...
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October 11, 2017 - 10:41 am
(WBEN/AP) The University at Buffalo has begun the process of taking back movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's honorary degree, in light of the mounting number of sexual harassment allegations being made against the Hollywood Titan. The sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein continue to pour in...
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October 06, 2017 - 1:43 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York will give in-state tuition rates to students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were displaced by recent hurricanes. The State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the initiative on Friday at the direction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat...
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