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One question frequently posed to Williamsville Central Superintendent Scott Martzloff since Amherst reassessed every property: Does the reassessment increase the total money the school district receives? No, Martzloff said. "It's like taking a pie," he said. "The size doesn't change. The pieces of the pie are just split up differently among all our residents from t…

The second Monday in October will continue to be observed as Columbus Day in the Williamsville Central School District. A proposal to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day on the district calendar was rejected by a wide margin Tuesday night by the School Board. Board President Toni L. Vazquez, who initiated the proposal in October, cast the sole vote in favo…

These are anxious days for Buffalo parents waiting word from arguably the most prestigious school in the city and wondering: Did my kid get in? Acceptance letters for City Honors are due out this week, and a series of changes in admissions to force more racial diversity in the school has made the process more competitive. Up for grabs are 154 seats spread throughout …

Out is the old federal education policy, No Child Left Behind, which ushered in the controversial Common Core, made schools more accountable for student performance, placed a bigger emphasis on testing and sparked a widespread opt-out movement. In is the new policy, the Every Student Succeeds Act, which still mandates high standards and accountability, but is supposed to …

School districts in Erie 1 BOCES face a collective budget gap of nearly $23 million, superintendents have told local state legislators. "Simply put, the governor's proposal does not even provide sufficient funds for school districts to deliver the current school year's instructional program in the next school year," the 19 school district superintendents and the Erie 1 …

Daily users of e-cigarettes view them as almost as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to a small study from the University at Buffalo. The study of 105 U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers and their partners found that the study participants who vape daily reported e-cigarettes as “at least as satisfying” as cig…

Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek, under fire for emails that suggest he tried to influence the bidding process for work on the college's Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls, will not be suspended while the college's board of trustees continues to investigate whether those bids were tainted. Trustees voted 5-4 against placing Klyczek on paid ad…

Students will be able to earn a regents diploma and an associate's degree from Alfred State University at no cost to the student under a new program through Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. Western New York Careers in Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) P-TECH Academy will open this fall, and is enrolling eighth graders this spring. The program involves Orchard Park Centra…

In 2013, former Buffalo Public Schools superintendent Amber Dixon opened the doors to the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, a refuge for Buffalo students interested in the arts and job-training hub for adults. Later this year, the center announced Wednesday, Dixon will step down from her role as CEO of the Main Street organization to "pursue other personal and p…

There are openings for two members on the Tonawanda City School District's Board of Education. The election for school board seats and the budget vote will be held on May 16. Terms are for three-years and elected members will served from from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. Board member application packets are available in the Tonawanda City School District Board of E…

Erie Community College marked a construction milestone this week with a "topping-off" ceremony for its new science and technology building on the North Campus in Amherst. Crews have completed the steel structure for the $30 million, 57,000-square-foot building, which is going up along Youngs Road and will complete a quadrangle on the North Campus that includes Gleasner …

The dark and dismal dystopian future in Andrew Edwards' first book, "Dream of Utopia," is the opposite of the bright future one might predict for a high school senior celebrating the publication of his first book. Andrew, a 17-year-old Kenmore East High School student, calls himself "kind of a Luddite" because he wrote his story by hand on paper instead of using a compu…

  Veterans want Frontier Central School Board members to let residents vote this May on whether the district should offer a veterans tax exemption. "Us guys have been around for a while," said Peter Bunting, 68, a member of the Town of Hamburg's Veterans Committee, told the School Board at its meeting Tuesday night. "We have paid our dues with our children goin…