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Buffalo Public Schools is sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Ave. The meeting, hosted by School Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold and Superintendent Kriner Cash, will provide the public with some highlights from the school year and an update on the district's reform pl…

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Within the next two weeks, 34 Catholic schools in the Buffalo Diocese can expect a big change in leadership as a new superintendent will be stepping in. As of June 29, Michael LaFever will be the new superintendent of elementary schools, replacing Sister Carol Cimino, who held that job for five years.  LaFever has an extensive background in education and growing enro…

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Three schools in Amherst released students for the day Friday after having been placed in lockout mode after Amherst police reported a man with a handgun was seen on Commerce Drive, the Sweet Home Central School District said. The lockout measure, said to have been precautionary, was put in place at about 1 p.m. at Willow Ridge Elementary, Heritage Heights Elementary an…

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The newest member of the Buffalo Board of Education is a former member of the Buffalo Board of Education. Louis J. Petrucci, 53, a former board president and the last Park District representative prior to Carl P. Paladino, was chosen on Thursday by the other members of the School Board to fill the vacant seat representing South Buffalo. Seven candidates were competin…

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James Vaccarella was treated like a celebrity Thursday at Niagara Falls High School. The 93-year-old World War II Army veteran walked through two hallways filled with cheering students as he made his way to a classroom to share his memories of the Battle of the Bulge and helping to liberate a Nazi concentration camp. Once in teacher Michael Esposito's 11th grade U.S.…

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Officials at Western New York Maritime Charter in South Buffalo didn't call for an ambulance or police when a 13-year-old middle school student was stabbed in class by another student Tuesday afternoon, according to Buffalo police. The 13-year-old attacker used a pocket knife to stab the victim in his upper left leg, a wound that required a couple of stitches, police sa…

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State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson visited Niagara County Community College for the first time Tuesday, and she was impressed by lunch, even if she wasn't sure what she was eating. "Generally, if the campus has a wonderful culinary program, the lunches are awesome," Johnson told reporters. "We had, what? Beef on a wreck?" Um, no. "Roas…

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By Sam Ogozalek For years, Canisius College aggressively expanded its campus to address a student housing shortage in the early 2000s. But there's a problem. With undergraduate enrollment shrinking, Canisius now has too much space. “We built a lot of things, and now we’re trying to get to that ‘sweet spot’ in-between,” said John Hurley, Canisius’ president, after …

John Sheffield, former principal of Elmwood Village Charter School, will be the new head of school at the Charter School of Inquiry, starting July 1. He helped turn Elmwood Village into one of the area's highest performing schools, "in part by understanding that all student needs – academic, social, emotional and physical – are important," said CSI founder and chairwoma…

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It will be several months before Niagara County Community College begins seeking applicants for the college presidency. Interim president William J. Murabito said Tuesday that representatives from State University of New York headquarters are expected to attend the Aug. 21 Board of Trustees meeting to brief members on the plan for filling the post. Murabito said …

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New York State's free college tuition plan for residents has increased applications and enrollment at State University of New York campuses around the state, a top SUNY official said Tuesday. Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson said Tuesday that the number of applications to the 64 SUNY campuses rose 9 percent this school year. The timing of when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and …

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A 17-year-old boy was being held Tuesday on $100,000 bail after he allegedly created a fake Facebook account and posted a threat on Friday directed at Hutchinson Central Technical High School on South Elmwood Avenue, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced. The boy, whose name has not been released, was charged with one count of making a terroristic threat…

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For the second time in less than a year, the Buffalo Board of Education will choose a new member. Seven potential candidates – including two former School Board presidents – have emerged to fill the Park District seat, left vacant in May when Catherine Flanagan-Priore abruptly resigned in protest over the district’s handling of a nursing contract and what she described …

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The hazing-related death of Amherst resident and Canisius High School graduate Nolan M. Burch will be included in an episode of the NBC News magazine show "Dateline" set to air at 7 p.m. Sunday. https://buffalonews.com/2015/11/13/a-year-after-his-death-nolan-burchs-parents-find-purpose-while-looking-for-answers/ Kim and Theron "TJ" Burch are among a group of 16 paren…

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A single dollar, taped to a classroom whiteboard at John F. Kennedy High School in Cheektowaga, quickly multiplied by 1,277 times. That money was donated toward the effort to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative neurological disease. Impressed, friends of Katie Mattison keep asking if she intends to do it again, if she will try and lead a simila…