Education

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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Tom Puckett
May 09, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Board of Regents is looking over a proposed replacement to Common Core . As public comments are being welcomed, one stakeholder is reacting. The biggest change according to the New York State School Boards Association is in the process. "This process is much more inclusive,...
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Mike Baggerman
May 08, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Social media has revolutionized the way society does everything for the past decade. From business research to keeping up with friends over the years, apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are a part of our everyday lives. As for what kids are doing with it? "Our kids...
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Mike Baggerman
May 02, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Will Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed investment in the Buffalo Public Schools be enough to turn the tide in the school’s budget deficit? In the mayor’s budget proposal on Monday he sought to provide an additional $500,000 for the schools for the next five years, which is...
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Mike Baggerman
April 20, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Carl Paladino spoke to reporters for the first time since his hearing date was scheduled for June 22 in Albany. The hearing is the first step in determining whether he will stay or be removed from the Buffalo School Board following allegations he divulged confidential...
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Mike Baggerman
April 19, 2017 - 9:51 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Protesters against school board member Carl Paladino disrupted the Buffalo School Board meeting on Wednesday. Demonstrations against Paladino took center stage in December 2016 after his controversial comments about the Obama family appeared in the Artvoice publication...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Will New York's first-in-the-nation free tuition program for middle-class college students spread to other states? That's the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential...
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Tom Puckett
April 13, 2017 - 2:50 pm
Canandaigua, NY (WBEN) The coach of the Maryvale High School volleyball team is charged with criminal sexual act and disseminating indecent material after State Police say he used a social media app to communicate with a 16 year old boy. State Police say they arrested 39 year old Andrew Murtha...
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April 12, 2017 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Hillary Clinton says the nation's first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for nationwide reforms that were championed by Democrats during the 2016 presidential election. The former...
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Dave Debo
April 12, 2017 - 5:44 am
In a little over a month, voters in most school districts go to the polls to decide yes or know on that district's spending plan and five of them in Erie County have less state aid to work with in the recently approved state budget In Erie County, Sweet Home sees the biggest cut in overall state...
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