Buffalo Public Schools

Southside Elementary School in Buffalo. January 2, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - There was a police presence as students arrived at Southside Elementary on Southside Parkway in South Buffalo Wednesday morning. It was a follow-up from an incident at the school December 19th. A letter was sent home to parents before the Christmas break indicating that a...
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Tom Puckett
November 21, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A sixth grader at Houghton Academy is being praised for leaving a note after a bus driver struck a car and drove away. This happened Tuesday as students were being bussed home. The Shoutout to the anonymous 6th grader for saving me a couple thousand (Bus not drawn to scale) pic...
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Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2018 - 2:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Some students at Buffalo Public Schools arriving late to school and, sometimes, forced to wait several hours to return home. It's not because the students are oversleeping or in detention, but rather, the school buses aren't arriving. Staffing is seen as a key issue. Larry...
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Students at Leonardo daVinci High School. September 6, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 07, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Public Schools anticipate another increase in graduation rates for 2018, with Superintendent Kriner Cash telling WBEN that the graduation rate is just under 65 percent. "I expect during my tenure here to get to 70 percent or higher," Dr. Cash said. "We're within reach...
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Matt Moran
July 26, 2018 - 1:08 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Shellonnee Chinn served as a teacher at Elmwood Franklin School for 15 years. In 2013 she says the adminstration gutted their litereacy program that she help lead. Chinn says she battled for the students that she felt were not being being given the proper opportunities. "It...
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Flag at Sara M. Hinson's Grave Site at Forest Lawn Cemetery. June 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 14, 2018 - 4:32 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - About 600 students from Buffalo Public Schools participated in a National Flag Day Ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Along with a celebration of the American flag, students from Schools 17, 31, and 54 honored former Buffalo teacher and administrator Sara Hinson, who is...
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Matt Moran
June 12, 2018 - 9:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Public School Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash and President Dr. Barbara Nevergold had an open conversation with the public at the Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Board members have had meeting with their districts in the past, but this idea came from...
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Tom Puckett
June 12, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Public Schools will hold a town hall this evening to discuss a number of topics. One topic in particular is on the mind of the leader of the Buffalo Teachers Federation. Phil Rumore hopes student discipline is among the topics. "There are students with discipline...
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Tom Puckett
May 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Parents gathered outside School 89 Wednesday afternoon calling on the Buffalo School Board to at least consider Kaleida Health's bid to renew its nursing contract with the district. Kaleida has supplied nurses for the last 13 years, but its latest bid arrived 16 minutes late,...
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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash on March 9, 2018 at Burgard High School (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 11, 2018 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Students at Buffalo Public Schools aren't exempt from Wednesday's planned student walkout. The walkout discussions began in the days following last month's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people, ranging from students to...
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