With Covid cases again on the rise, a number of Erie County schools are seeing entire classrooms or grades placed in quarantine.
Gov. Kathy Hochul's announcement of a universal mask mandate in all state K-12 schools was welcomed by some, opposed by others, and not unexpected.
"Requiring vaccines and masks to start the school year is the right call," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Local school districts, as well as state education officials, have been waiting for guidance on school reopening protocols from the state Heal…
The Erie County Health Department told school leaders Thursday it would issue guidance as soon as possible.
New York State United Teachers issued a statement opposing mandated vaccinations of K-12 school staff.
Six weeks before most children in Western New York go back to school, there are still questions about what school will look like this fall.
Once all students could return to school five days a week, public school superintendents started noticing something about the number of Covid-19 cases: They were plummeting.
Last year, state guidance for reopening schools shuttered by the pandemic in the spring came out in August, and educators scrambled.
Some school districts this year are trying to bring a sense of normalcy for students who have coped with a mix of online and hybrid learning during the pandemic.
The state budget allocates $29.5 billion to schools, an increase of $3 billion, or 11.3%.
A pitched battle will be fought in virtual Albany over the next couple of weeks over the wide gaps between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s budget propo…
It shouldn’t happen, both as matters of law and of educational need. But it’s happened before.
School districts are awaiting a windfall from the latest federal stimulus package, but with it also comes one big concern.
The movement to return students to school full-time has grown, with Students First groups in Buffalo, Lancaster, Clarence, Frontier and Williamsville.
The state has been tracking Covid-19 cases among students, teachers and staff since the start of the new school year.
Pressure to return students to the classroom five days a week has been mounting from all corners, including the White House.
Mr. Ogilvie died on Friday in Mercy Hospital of Buffalo after a nine-month illness.
Hamburg police have released the names of those who died and were injured in a house fire Monday on Newton Road.
Most individuals will get $600 stimulus payments under the $900 billion measure. Small businesses, schools and hospitals will also be in line for direct aid.
The Erie County Health Department has loosened the rules on who has to quarantine when there’s a positive case of Covid-19 in school.
A lot has happened on the school front in the past week. Here’s a Q&A to help wade through it all.
There are several variables to contend with, after New York State released updated guidance on testing in schools for orange and red zones late Friday afternoon.