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Guinn, Quinn and Byron ...


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How cute, that headline rhymes. Sort of.

Oh, there are so many things the School Zone team has to say about the last 24 hours of developments in the Buffalo Public Schools. But at the moment, everyone on the team is frantically writing stories about the latest turn of events, so we'll settle for a simpler blog post.

In case you've been stuck under a snow bank somewhere, and didn't get a chance to read the paper while stuck on the 33 this morning, here is a quick recap of what you missed:

- Buffalo Superintendent Pamela C. Brown surprises the school board by recommending they hire Mary Guinn as her deputy superintendent. Guinn had previously done consulting work for the district ... until the board terminated her contract. Here is a link to Brown's remarks  and Guinn's resume.

- Prominent community and business leader Larry Quinn officially throws his name in the race for city school board. Also interesting, although perhaps not as newsworthy, he produced a movie that takes place in inner city Buffalo and features Carl Paladino.

- Mayor Byron W. Brown said he is considering taking control of the city schools, joining the growing list of people who think they could do a better job than the current administration and the school board.

- The Diocese of Buffalo has finally hashed out its plans to offer scholarships to students at Buffalo schools seeking transfers. Interested parents, however, will have to pony up a minimum of $500.

So there you have it. Stay tuned for more details.

Off for a date with a deadline...

- Tiffany Lankes

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