Schools

Johnny Lopez
July 02, 2020 - 10:17 am
The American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing for schools to reopen with students physically in the classrooms this fall. School districts previously reverted to virtual teaching at the start of the outbreak in March.
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Oishei Children's Hospital. May 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
“Our last pediatric patient admitted with COVID was on Memorial day weekend, and was discharged that same weekend,” said Dr. Stephen Turkovich, Chief Medical Officer at Oishei Children’s Hospital.
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Maryvale High School. August 2019. WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
The survey shows 68% of those who responded agree that school should resume as normal this fall with new procedures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Just 21.6% believe a hybrid approach of in-person and distance learning should be used.
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Lockport Schools Photo
"NYSED’s approval of this technology demonstrated a dangerous lack of oversight and an alarming misunderstanding of the way it analyzes student data,” said Stefanie Coyle, Deputy Director of the Education Policy Center at the NYCLU, in a statement.
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
June 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
Two surveys, one from the state, the other from Buffalo Public Schools, seek input on reopening schools and response to COVID19.
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McKinley High School. January 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
May 04, 2020 - 12:44 am
Local superintendents discuss the measures that will need to be taken to safely reopen schools in the fall.
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Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo/AP Photo
WBEN Newsroom
May 01, 2020 - 11:59 am
Governor Cuomo announces that schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year.
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Andrew Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo/AP Photo
Brendan Keany
April 09, 2020 - 5:53 pm
With Pennsylvania shutting schools down for the rest of the academic year, should Governor Cuomo do the same in New York?
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Niagara Falls High School
Niagara Falls School District
Brendan Keany
April 01, 2020 - 11:34 pm
As every day passes, it appears more and more unlikely that local schools will be reopening their doors April 20.
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Lockport School
In this July 10, 2018, file photo, District technology director Robert LiPuma stands in a doorway beneath a camera with facial recognition capabilities that is being installed in Lockport High School
WBEN Newsroom
January 04, 2020 - 4:27 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Lockport Central School District has begun using facial recognition technology to look for threats, over the objection of civil rights advocates who say it compromises student privacy. LCD said it activated the system on Thursday after meeting conditions set by state...
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