Education

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 20, 2017 - 9:05 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A group of substitute teachers held a protest at Niagara Square on Wednesday evening, arguing their wages are not high enough. The group, in particular, blamed the Buffalo School Board. “(The school board) is unwilling to negotiate a contract in good faith with us,” Stephen...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 20, 2017 - 7:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A group of pro-Carl Paladino protesters gathered at the Buffalo School Board meeting on Wednesday evening in response to the controversy surrounding the board of education’s December 29 resolution passed against him, which called for Paladino to resign following his...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Dave Debo
September 20, 2017 - 6:05 am
Supporters of ousted Buffalo Board of Education member Carl Paladino are expected to turn out with signs before Wednesday evening's board session that marks the first full meeting with his replacement in place. A loosely organized Facebook event calls invites Paladino supports to show up with signs...
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Tom Puckett
September 18, 2017 - 4:00 am
Williamsville, NY (WBEN) One area school district is doing away with the class rank system. Williamsville School superintendent Scott Martzloff says the rankings are losing their weight in college admissions. "Given the changes when it comes to standards for college admissions and scholarships, we...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2017 - 6:55 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Catherine Flanagan-Priore was officially sworn in as the newest member of the Buffalo School Board on Wednesday evening, replacing Carl Paladino as the representative of the Park District. WATCH: Catherine Flanagan-Priore sworn in to Park District Seat Catherine Flanagan-...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
September 13, 2017 - 2:29 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The newest member of the Buffalo School Board will be sworn in tonight. She calls this an honor. "I have been thinking about what an honor it is to serve in this capacity," says Dr. Catherine Flanagan-Priore. "I know there was a large number of applicants that went through the...
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Dave Debo
September 05, 2017 - 6:37 am
As the neighborhoods fill with kids standing on the corner, give them a look: is the day of the backpack that was bigger than the kid gone? Erie County's largest school districts return to school today after summer recess: Sept. 5 Start of Classes: Akron, Alden, Amherst, Buffalo, Clarence,...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 05, 2017 - 4:00 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tuesday is "Back to School" day in Western New York which means the school buses will return to their routes on a regular basis. However, be advised that there will be more police on the streets to supplement the return of the buses. Erie County's largest school districts...
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Carl Paladino and other members of the Buffalo School Board
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Dave Debo
September 01, 2017 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) The Buffalo Board of Education is getting ready to fill ousted member Carl Paladino's seat and hours before the deadline 14 individuals have already expressed interest in being appointed to the post. Others may trickle in today. The board has set a deadline of 4 pm Friday, Sept. 1, today to...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 28, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Interested applicants who reside in Buffalo's Park District have until September 1 to apply for the vacant seat on the Buffalo Public School's Board of Education. The seat was vacated by Carl Paladino after he was removed from his position by state education commissioner...
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