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Anti-violence activists joined Buffalo teachers and school district leaders in announcing the launch of a fundraising effort Monday to help Donny Bibbes, who was 8 when he survived being shot in the head. Donny is now 10 and recently went back to school at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia. The gunshot wound left him partially blind. He also lost his ol…

The League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara is presenting a panel discussion on "Perspectives on What Works in Public Education" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave. The public is encouraged to attend the free program, which will include panelists Sherry M. Cleary, executive director of the New York Early Childhood Pro…

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The Brown administration has what it calls a creative plan to provide an extra $200,000 to the Buffalo Public Schools in the upcoming city budget: form a charitable entity to accept money from those who would see their state and local tax – or SALT – deductions capped at $10,000 under the federal tax overhaul. But the City Comptroller’s Office warns that the plan would …

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Next school year, Lockport schools will have in place the kind of security software used at airports, casinos and sensitive government installations. Facial recognition and tracking software will add an unprecedented level of security at the schools. District officials have decided locked entrance doors, bullet-proof glass and sign-in registers at the front desk are not…

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More than 2,500 students, alumni, faculty and staff had their personal University at Buffalo web accounts compromised when they used their UB log-in information to access a third-party site, the school said Saturday. That external, third-party site was breached, exposing their usernames and passwords and leaving their accounts vulnerable. Among the 2,690 accounts affect…

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Students at Olmsted School No. 64 in Buffalo wore their pajamas to school on Friday to raise funds for the family of a teacher who died in a Saturday night boating accident. "Pajamas for Przykuta" is a fundraiser for the family of Eric Przykuta, a Lancaster Middle School teacher. Financial donations will support his widow, Lori Przykuta, a second-grade teacher at Olmste…

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Voters adopted school budgets Tuesday, but some districts did not provide vote counts to The Buffalo News Tuesday night. Here are the results for East Aurora, Iroquois, Lackawanna and Niagara Falls. North Tonawanda also provided updated figures for the School Board election. [Related: See all the school district election results from Erie and Niagara counties] Here a…

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Eden Central School Board members have scheduled a community forum and budget workshop on Tuesday to discuss what to do in the wake of the defeat of its proposed 2018-19 budget. The forum, which starts at 6 p.m. in the Junior/Senior High School cafeteria, will be followed by a special meeting of the School Board. Voters Tuesday turned down the budget,  517-388. The d…

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Tuition would rise and security would be strengthened at Niagara County Community College under a tentative budget for the next academic year. The proposed $48.4 million budget for 2018-19 includes about $250,000 for two armed peace officers and a contract with a local police agency to supply a regular police officer to patrol the Sanborn campus during the academic day,…

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Just when you thought things on the Buffalo Board of Education were starting to calm down, they suddenly got interesting again with the abrupt resignation of Catherine Flanagan-Priore nine months after being picked to replace Carl P. Paladino. What now? Priore’s resignation Wednesday, in protest over the school district’s handling of a new nursing contract and what s…

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Kaleida Health and their nurses took their fight to City Hall Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to maintain their longtime relationship caring for the kids of Buffalo Public Schools — but it was too late. The Buffalo Board of Education agreed to a new three-year nursing contract with a new provider, Supplemental Health Care, whose nurses will replace the Kaleida nurses w…

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The Williamsville teachers' union on Tuesday maintained its perfect record since 2015 of electing its endorsed candidates to the Board of Education. The union-backed slate of incumbents Shawn Lemay and Mark Mecca and newcomer Eric Borenstein were the top vote-getters in a field of seven candidates. Six-year incumbent Toni Vazquez, who received the union's endorsement in…

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Eden Central School District's budget has been defeated. The budget needed a 60 percent "yes" vote to pass because the levy went over the tax cap. But the Eden budget did not gain even 50 percent approval, let alone the 60 percent needed for passage under the tax cap legislation. The budget was defeated, 57-43 percent. [Results: School budget, School Board elections …

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Most budgets in Erie and Niagara counties passed Tuesday, with the exception of Eden Central, which was seeking to go over the tax cap. But the Eden budget did not gain even 50 percent approval, let alone the 60 percent needed for passage under the tax cap legislation. The budget was defeated, 57-43 percent. Before the vote, Superintendent Sandra Anzalone said the ke…