Buffalo Public Schools

Brendan Keany
March 13, 2019 - 2:37 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - CannonDesign is conducting a feasibility study on a potential indoor fieldhouse for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo in partnership with the city and Buffalo Public Schools. On Tuesday, a public meeting was held to hear feedback from the community on...
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Brendan Keany
January 21, 2019 - 1:22 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Monday morning, the Change the Date Coalition called for a movement of the impending Buffalo Public School board elections to coincide with state primaries in June. The coalition is a group represented by clergy, Buffalo school parents and students, the business...
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McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
January 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Recent incidents at Buffalo Public Schools that led to Buffalo Police getting involved have some wondering how often this happens. Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore says he doesn't have specifics, but "once is too many." A recent incident of a student accused of...
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McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
January 14, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Parent leaders at Buffalo Public Schools want a different narrative after stories in recent days regarding an altercation between a teacher and a student at McKinley High School. A teacher at the school told WGRZ that he was body slammed by a 14-year-old student last week...
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Mike Baggerman
January 07, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Common Council recently introduced a measure which would reduce the legal speed limit by schools. Many of you who drive near a City of Buffalo Public School likely see a sign suggesting that you should slow down. However, these signs are technically not...
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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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