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It was once known as Mechanics Arts High School, then Buffalo Technical High School, before it eventually merged with another school to become one: Hutchinson Central Technical High School. Hutch Tech, for short. For the nearly 1,200 students who attend, it’s one of Buffalo’s top-performing high schools. For the rest of us, it’s that grand, brick-and-masonry bu…

When the charter school movement began in New York State nearly 20 years ago, the Buffalo region was quick out of the gate, opening a dozen charters within the first several years. And while their enrollments continued to grow, the number of charters in the region remained relatively consistent – until recently.  Two new charters opened this year, two more are schedu…

A Jamestown man has been accused of breaking into a Buffalo public school on Tuesday morning, trying to steal laptops and punching the principal who confronted him, according to a Buffalo police report. John Bish, 51, was arrested at the school after police said he entered through a window on the north side of Bilingual Center 33 on Elk St. at about 11:22 a.m. Bish i…

University at Buffalo Librarian Fred Stoss has educated people about climate change for decades. Next week, he'll join former Vice President Al Gore's non-profit Climate Reality Project as a mentor at its International Training Workshop in Pittsburgh. Stoss helped design and edit the Global Climate Change Digest starting in 1987 as the director of library and in…

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) is offering a free parenting skills workshops for parents of children under age 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks, starting Nov. 1. The "Incredible Years Parents and Babies" workshops --  conducted at EPIC, 1000 Main St., Buffalo -- are designed to teach parents skills to enhance their children's social, emoti…

Frank A. Sedita Academy, at 21 Lowell Place, will be dedicated as the Buffalo Public Schools' next community school during a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Thursday. The school district designated 13 schools throughout the city as "community schools" to provide students, families and the public with a variety of services, programs and recreation during after hours…

Sloan School District says a mistake made 10 years ago on the reimbursement for a capital project led the district to set aside some state aid to pay off the debt. Auditors with the state comptroller's office said the district's action was improper, and resulted in too much money in its fund balance. The district's response to the audit of the period of July 1, 2015 …

A retired Lockport city schools superintendent has been appointed executive director of the Erie County Association of School Boards. Bruce Fraser took over last week as head of the association, which represents 27 of the 28 school districts in the county and runs programs to educate school board members. After retiring from Lockport in 2006, Fraser served as executi…

Kara J. Brown discovered her love for writing when she won a high school essay contest. Now, as a Binghamton University senior, she also recognizes that the written word has power.  Her goal as a journalist is to use that power to reshape perceptions, particularly of people of color and other marginalized populations. “The media has the power to shape the way peop…

Christopher J. Lauricella announced this week he will step down in July as head of the Park School in Amherst to lead the Albany Academies in Albany. During Lauricella's 10-year tenure at Park, enrollment increased from 236 students in prekindergarten through high school to 303 today, school officials said. Also, $1.3 million was raised to retire the school’s debt …

The Buffalo school system hasn't quite figured out how to address the racial disparities at its top-performing school. The next step? Ask the public. The school district is hosting three public meetings during October seeking community input on "improving racial and ethnic diversity at its criteria-based schools" - most notably City Honors School. “We’re a…

Cradle Beach is not just a summer camp anymore. The 60-acre camp on the shores of Lake Erie in Evans is planning a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education Center that will provide hands-on learning year-round for school groups and youth agencies. The project got a major boost Thursday with the award of a $500,000 state grant, announced Sen. Chr…

West Seneca Central School students are raising money to furnish the new West Seneca Library in the new community center. Each school has a water jug with the slogan, "It takes CENTS to help the library grow!' The school that collects the most money by spring will win a grand prize: a private tour of the new library before it opens to the public. The library will …

Dozens of paid parent advocates in schools across Buffalo are out of a job. The school district is discontinuing its “parent facilitator” program - at least in the present  format - after an Internal Revenue Service audit concluded the facilitators could not be considered "consultants." But the district's decision to cut the facilitators also raises questions fr…