Education

Photo Credit - Anton Corbijn with permission to Entercom Buffalo LLC
June 17, 2017 - 11:15 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Students in a New York school district will squeeze an extra day out of summer vacation thanks to the rock band U2. The band is playing a concert at New Era Field in Orchard Park on Sept. 5. That was to be the first day of class in the suburban Buffalo district. Instead,...
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Tom Puckett
June 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Nichols School's board of trustees says it has received a report of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student in the early 1990s and that the school has opened an independent investigation. “Today we informed Nichols families, alumni, faculty and staff that we...
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June 12, 2017 - 2:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's education policy-makers have voted to shorten the time students spend taking the unpopular Common Core math and English tests. The Board of Regents approved a plan Monday to make the annual testing sessions two days instead of three, beginning next spring. Last...
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June 07, 2017 - 4:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's education department is finalizing plans for a hearing on whether one-time candidate for governor Carl Paladino should be removed from the Buffalo school board. The hearing is scheduled for June 22 in Albany. The department says Wednesday that because public...
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May 29, 2017 - 8:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York college students can apply for the state's free tuition plan beginning June 7. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees approved Excelsior Scholarship regulations last week. The initiative was a key priority...
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Mike Baggerman
May 26, 2017 - 1:12 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo's administration unveiled a series of provisions to the Excelsior Scholarship, Cuomo's "free college tuition" plan, on Thursday. One of the notable provisions in the scholarship relates to a waiver that allowed students to retain the scholarship even if they...
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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2017 - 1:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Police say a pair of stranger danger claims that were reported this morning are unfounded. Police say they have identified the driver who was the subject of this morning's stranger danger call. Upon further investigation, police have determined that the original claim...
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Mike Baggerman
May 17, 2017 - 6:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dozens of school administrators gathered in protest outside City Hall on Wednesday evening against the Buffalo Public School District and Superintendent Kriner Cash. “We’ve been shown such incredible disrespect by the district for not honoring and coming to the table to give...
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Dave Debo
May 16, 2017 - 8:42 am
It is school budget voting day across WNY. Budgets and school board seats are being decided today. Voting times vary by district. In Erie County, the average spending increase in 2.96 percent, while the average increase in the tax levy is 2 percent. Lackawanna is increasing spending more than any...
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Tom Puckett
May 12, 2017 - 1:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After a McKinley High School student filed a lawsuit against Buffalo Public Schools over claims of discrimination, the school's principal has been placed on leave. Sources tell WBEN Crystal Barton was placed on leave as a result of the suit filed by student Byshop Elliott. The...
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