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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following the State Education Commissioner's removal of Carl Paladino from the Buffalo School Board, another board member is calling for the removal of the entire board in two years. "It's a rare circumstance", said Larry Quinn. "All nine members of the board are up for re-...
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Richard Root
August 18, 2017 - 6:19 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - There was no shortage of callers to WBEN yesterday after the news broke that New York State Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia has ruled Carl Paladino must leave the Buffalo School Board. It seems most callers support Paladino, with many of those calling the decision...
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Mike Baggerman
August 16, 2017 - 9:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wednesday's Buffalo School Board meeting was scheduled to begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. and once it did start, a group of protesters from the group "Queers for Racial Justice" began shouting for about 30 minutes, highlighting controversial Buffalo School Board member Carl...
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Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2017 - 10:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The Buffalo Board of Education held a special meeting on Tuesday evening to evaluate Dr. Kriner Cash, the Superintendent of the Buffalo School District. As the meeting began at 5 p.m., the board promptly went into a three-hour executive session. Specifics about what happened...
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Mike Baggerman
July 05, 2017 - 8:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – When looking at the results of Wednesday’s re-organization meeting for the Buffalo School Board, the public will read Dr. Barbara Seals Nevergold retained her position as President of the Board while Sharon Belton-Cottman was voted Vice President of Executive Affairs and...
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Carl Paladino and other members of the Buffalo School Board
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Mike Baggerman
July 05, 2017 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wednesday's Re-Organizational Meeting of the Buffalo School Board will determine who will overtake the leadership within the school board for the 2017-2018 school year. A new Board President and Vice-President will be selected. Coincidentally, the meeting is also the first...
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Dave Debo
June 29, 2017 - 6:39 am
(WBEN) Lawyers wrapped up a five-day hearing in Albany on Wednesday to help NYS Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia decide whether or not to remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo Board of Education. Fellow school board members say Paladino improperly disclosed information about teacher contract...
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Dave Debo
June 28, 2017 - 10:51 am
(WBEN) Frank Miller, the attorney hired by the Buffalo Board of Education to try and help them oust Carl Paladino from the school board, turned the tables at hearings on Paladino's removal during his closing statements on Tuesday, For the past four days, Paladino's defense has argued that the...
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June 25, 2017 - 9:37 pm
(WBEN) The Buffalo Board of Education is poised to wind up it's case against Carl Paladino today, making a plea for State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia to remove him from office as hearings into the matter stretch into their second week. WBEN's Dave Debo is the only Buffalo radio reporter...
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Carl Paladino and other members of the Buffalo School Board
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Dave Debo
June 20, 2017 - 5:46 am
(WBEN) When State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia begins to weigh whether or not to remove Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino from that body, she will hear from 7 of his 10 colleagues, and several administration officials during as many as five days of hearings in Albany. The hearings...
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