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City Honors School ranked as the 23rd best high school in New York State - tops in the Buffalo region - in the latest rankings of the nation's high schools by U.S. News & World Report. The list, released earlier this week, also placed City Honors as No. 167 among more than 22,000 high schools across the United States. Other local schools on the list of best high…

The late Buffalo music legend, drummer Ted D. Reinhardt, and his brother, Tom, a bass guitarist, were among a class of eight who were inducted recently into the Kenmore East High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Ted Reinhardt died at the age of 62, in a single-engine plane crash in Norfolk, Va., on March 4, 2015, which killed him, the pilot and another man. The Rein…

Research has shown that people diagnosed with prediabetes can make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. To help those at risk, YMCA Buffalo Niagara next week will start its next session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program at four of its branches. “We’ve seen great results with the Diabetes Prevention Program," said Kelly S…

First period at Bennett High School was interrupted Monday by a rock concert. At least it started out that way. The Nashville-based, Kansas-bred band GOODING rocked the high school’s auditorium for four or five songs before the band’s lead singer and namesake turned teacher and gave the howling crowd of students a lesson on a subject they don’t often hear abou…

A middle school student made a threat against Grand Island's Connor Middle School on social media on Monday morning, according to a statement from the school district. School officials and police were notified of the threat at 6:45 a.m. by a parent whose child saw the post on Snapchat, School Superintendent Brian Graham said. Authorities declined to specify what th…

Forget dumpster diving. Students from two schools will instead participate in a dumpster mural design contest to celebrate Earth Day at the Fashion Outlets Mall in Niagara Falls. Students from Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies in Buffalo and Tonawanda High School will create designs to demonstrate their vision of Earth Day and the design will be displayed o…

A discussion on upcoming school budgets has been added to the "Leaders of Western New York" luncheon series on Friday in Hamburg. Hamburg Superintendent Michael Cornell and Frontier Superintendent Bret Apthorpe will talk about their school district budgets that will come up for a vote May 16. They will be followed by state Sen. Christopher Jacobs, R-Buffalo, who will gi…

West Seneca Central School District will pay Interim Superintendent Whitney K. Vantine $750 a day, which works out to an annual salary of $195,000 a year. The district released the contract for its new interim superintendent two days after School Board President Kate Newton refused to tell The Buffalo News how much Vantine would be paid. After the board appointed Vantin…

The Park School of Buffalo delayed the start of construction on its new science center because administrators needed to change the location of the building and to raise more money. But the private institution in Amherst now hopes to begin work on the $3.1 million building this summer. And school officials say the project includes a recently added feature – a recircul…

The Tonawanda City Schools Board of Education unanimously adopted Tuesday a proposed $33.7 million budget for 2017-18 which includes a tax increase but stays under the state mandated tax cap. The budget proposes an increase of 3.19 percent in the tax levy, from $11.4 million to $11.8 million, which would result in a tax hike of $51.40 per year for an average $92,000 hom…

Going into the budget season, Buffalo school leaders had two options to prevent a budget crisis – find more money or make cuts. The first option isn't panning out as they hoped, with funding increases from the city and state falling $33 million short of what Superintendent Kriner Cash wanted. And some School Board members say it's unrealistic to think those entities w…

Protesters once again interrupted the monthly meeting of the Buffalo School Board, saying they will continue to disrupt proceedings until Carl P. Paladino is removed from his elected position for making racially charged comments. The disruption at Wednesday's meeting was the third in as many months when protesters stood up in the middle of the meeting and chanted. They …

There are seven candidates for three seats on the Williamsville School Board, and none of the candidates is an incumbent. Patricia Losito, Michael Schmidt and Ronald Shubert are not seeking re-election to the nine-member board. Petitions were due Monday. The seven candidates are: Julie Algubani, a paralegal for Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo. Shonda L. Brock, a …

The Williamsville Central School District is seeking nominations for its Wall of Fame honoring graduates for extraordinary achievements in career and public service. The deadline for nominations is May 1. To be eligible, candidates must have graduated at least 10 years ago from Williamsville South, North, or East high school, or be a graduate of the original Williamsvil…

New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has made the rare decision to hold an in-person, public hearing to decide whether Carl P. Paladino can remain on the Buffalo School Board. Elia's decision comes nearly four months after Paladino's racially charged comments about former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama elicited intense public calls…