Buffalo Public Schools

McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 20, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The graduation rate at Buffalo Public Schools remained flat according to the latest information released by the New York State Education Department. VIEW: NYSED numbers on graduation rates The information released last week showed that Buffalo had a graduation rate of 64.7...
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Phil Rumore. January 17, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Phil Rumore. January 17, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 17, 2020 - 12:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Teacher's Federation President Phil Rumore said he is "disturbed" over the findings of a school safety study conducted by the teacher's union.
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Brendan Keany
WBEN Newsroom
January 17, 2020 - 6:11 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York’s high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019 ahead of a review and possible revision of diploma requirements, education officials said Thursday. The overall graduation rate was 83.4%, up just short of a percentage point from the previous year,...
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Students at Bennett High School compete in Rocket League. December 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Students at Bennett High School compete in Rocket League. December 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
December 18, 2019 - 4:51 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Forget about the perception of video games being a colossal waste of time. At Bennett High School and I-Prep, video games are now an outlet for opportunity. The two schools recently created its own amateur esports teams that will compete in a national high school league...
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Phil Rumore
Phil Rumore (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
December 17, 2019 - 8:13 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Claiming the Buffalo Public Schools are denying students instruction required by New York State, The Buffalo Teachers Federation and a group of parents are seeking a legal decision over a lack of art and music classes in the district. BTF President Phil Rumore says the...
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Crystal Peoples-Stokes
(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
December 06, 2019 - 2:18 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - While it took a lot longer than many local officials had hoped, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes and State Senator Tim Kennedy held a press conference to celebrate that Buffalo School Board elections moving forward will be held in November - not May. Local officials are...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
WBEN Newsroom
December 02, 2019 - 3:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Grover Cleveland High School briefly went into lockdown mode on Monday after reports of a gun near the campus. A verbal threat was made by a student at 2:37 p.m. that a gun was left outside of school grounds. Police did not find a gun after a search involving K-9 units. "The...
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Photo Courtesy @JeffSlawson @WKBW
WBEN Newsroom
November 12, 2019 - 2:44 am
(WBEN) The record-breaking accumulating snowfall is being followed by some frigid temperatures by November standards. Temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday won't get higher than the 20's. Record snow accumulation resulted from the early season storm. The National Weather Service recorded 8.7 inches of...
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Allan Harris
September 13, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After some concerning messages were found online, Friday's varsity and Saturday's JV football games were postponed. Ken-Ton Schools and Buffalo Schools say both athletic directors agreed to postpone the games out of an abundance of caution while law enforcement work to...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 06, 2019 - 10:50 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Numerous local officials gathered in front of Frederick Law Olmsted School on Friday morning to ring in the new school year. Superintendent of Buffalo Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash, joins members of the school board, local officials and students to officially kick off the 2019-2020...
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