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An educator and author based in Portland, Ore., will be in Buffalo to discuss her new book, "A Different Vision: A Revolution Against Racism in U.S. Schools," as part of a conversation about race and social justice with local educators and activists. The event with Susan Anglada Bartley, a Buffalo native and graduate of City Honors School, will take place at 7 p.m. on T…

The Hamburg Central School District has been recognized as one of the most innovative districts in the country for its efforts to train every district employee in how to recognize mental health issues. District Administration magazine recognized Hamburg as one of 45 Districts of Distinction. The designation honors school districts that are using new ideas to solve chall…

Akron Central School District is one among 16 districts, schools and programs to receive grants from the Smart Schools Bond Act. Akron will use the $112,760 to continue purchasing Chromebook devices for students. This is the third year of the four-year program. The district also is buying cases for the devices, Google licenses and spare power cords. A total of $12 mi…

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The Lewiston-Porter School District will hold an open house and informational session Monday for students of the former Niagara Catholic High School and their parents. The session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 4061 Creek Road in Lewiston, and will include tours of the school's facilities. Niagara Catholic announced its closure June 27 after the C…

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Erie County Medical Center had the distinction last year of releasing a teen patient with severe autism from the behavioral health emergency room – after 304 days. The 16-year-old was one of hundreds with developmental disabilities in the region – and thousands across the nation – who fall into a gray area each year. Where to best help them when an explosive outburst re…

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James Rogowski, the Cheektowaga Town councilman arrested February in a domestic incident, will be allowed to return to his teaching job pending the results of a state-ordered psychological evaluation, he confirmed on Tuesday. Rogowski, who is a technology teacher at Lockport High School, was put on a paid leave of absence from his teaching job after he was charged with …

Undergraduate media students from three area schools have won awards for the next academic year from the Greater Buffalo Society of Professional Journalists College Scholarship Fund. Amherst resident Darrell Lane, who will be a junior at John Carroll University, has been a weekly contributor to shows that air on the campus radio and television stations and produces a sp…

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Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) has launched its Storytime Series at Canalside for the summer. The M&T Bank-sponsored program will offer weekly programming to children up to age 8 and their families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 29. The series aims to create a positive and fun environment while promoting reading and a healthy lifesty…

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The University at Buffalo reported a "small-scale chemical explosion" in the Natural Science Building on the North Campus at 6:15 p.m. Monday and evacuated the building. Two hours later, UB said hazmat crews contained the explosion in a fifth-floor lab and there were no injuries. The university's Office of Environment, Health and Safety said the incident was likely caus…

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Doctor-musicians from seven countries and 16 states are in Buffalo this week for intensive coaching, rehearsal and performances under Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta. The 47 doctors will perform from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Oishei Children's Hospital, as part of the hospital's healing arts initiative to promote healing and well…

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It was more than 40 years ago. Maggie George was a student in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District when, she said, she had a long-term, inappropriate relationship with a teacher at her high school. At the time, she thought of it as a love story. She never considered him a boyfriend, but loved the attention he gave her. Now 61, George sees what happened to…

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Work has started on a $16 million project to renovate a residential hall at SUNY Buffalo State. Crews working in Tower Three are installing new, upgraded bathrooms; adding new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; putting in place new laundry rooms, including washers and dryers; repainting the interior and adding new caperting, according to the office of Go…

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A female reported to University at Buffalo police that she was sexually assaulted in a portable restroom during the Town of Amherst Independence Day event held on UB's North Campus Wednesday night, UB Police said in a university-wide alert Thursday. The victim said that just before the fireworks show began an "unknown male" entered the portable restroom she was using an…

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The boards of education of two of Erie County's largest suburban school districts re-elected their top officers this week. The Williamsville and Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school boards granted new terms to their presidents and vice presidents at their annual reorganizational meetings Monday. In Williamsville, Shawn Lemay will serve again as president of the School Bo…