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The Rev. Vincent Mooney has been credibly accused of sexually assaulting two children – and impregnating one of them – while serving as a counselor and president of Buffalo's Canisius High School from the late 1950s through mid-1970s, according to the Jesuit's Northeast Province. One of the children told Jesuit officials that Mooney raped her in his school office, got h…

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EPIC – Every Person Influences Children – will offer three of its "Ready Set Read!" programs in Lockport this year, offering the five-session course to 30 families. Using a $14,000 grant from Oath, formerly Yahoo, EPIC will offer participating parents instruction on how to help their children learn to read and succeed in school. While the parents are in class, EPIC o…

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No one was hurt seriously in a crash involving a school bus early Monday on Buffalo's East Side, city Fire Commissioner William Renaldo said. The crash at Broadway and Fillmore Avenue was reported at 8:30 a.m. by firefighters who were passing by the scene on their way to another emergency call, Renaldo said. The 14 students on board the bus weren't hurt. The bus suff…

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Schools in New York are now mandated to teach about mental health, and Orchard Park is taking it a step further by offering parents a series on mental, social and emotional health. "It really started over the last year to 18 months where we've seen concerning behavior in our student body," said Lisa Krueger, assistant superintendent for curriculum and pupil services for…

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The McKinley High School teacher who was suspended with pay after being injured in a Jan. 3 altercation with a student must either be charged by Wednesday with some violation or be reinstated, the Buffalo Teachers Federation contended Saturday. The top lawyer for the Buffalo Public Schools said the union is wrong. In a letter to Superintendent Kriner Cash, union pres…

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The tax cap for school district budgets in New York will stay at 2 percent this year, according to state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This is the second consecutive year the tax cap will be at 2 percent for the 676 school districts and 10 cities with fiscal years starting July 1. The cap, which was first applied to local governments and school districts in 2012, l…

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The names and admissions scores of hundreds of students from Buffalo Public Schools won’t be released, after all. A federal magistrate has reversed his previous order to release several years worth of data on students from City Honors and Hutchinson Central Technical School as evidence in a federal court case. The school district, which argued that releasing the stud…

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Niagara County Community College officials will hold three public meetings Jan. 22 to gain input from citizens about what kind of person they should look for to become the college's new president. The hourlong sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. in the cafeteria on the second floor of Building G on the Sanborn campus. The facilitator will be Karen Rafins…

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Three teenagers from the Randolph Children's Home were taken into custody Monday after a school bus they allegedly stole overnight was found in Jamestown, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office was called to investigate break-ins at facilities in the Randolph Central School District, including a bus garage. The investigation determine…

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A Buffalo teacher who was assaulted by a student has been placed on paid administrative leave following the incident last week. The 14-year-old freshman from McKinley High School was arrested by police and suspended from school, but the teacher also was placed on leave pending further investigation by the school district, according to officials from the district and tea…

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Before Anthony Day agreed to offer character testimony at the sentencing of a friend and neighbor, he went to the Sweet Home School Board. That's because Day is the Sweet Home superintendent, and his friend Luiz Pereira was convicted of unlawful contact with a child. Day said the sexual abuse charges were at odds with the man he's known for eight years. "I did wha…

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A charter school that struggled in recent years to attract enough students will close at the end of this school year in June. The board of trustees for the Aloma D. Johnson Charter School in Buffalo's Parkside neighborhood withdrew its application with the state Education Department to renew the school’s charter. Board President Jerry Linder said the school simply di…

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Colleen Milette, a longtime educator at St. Amelia School in the Town of Tonawanda, was named the recipient of the 2019 Sister Lucille Socciarelli/Father John Sturm Making a Difference Award. Milette will be honored by the Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo on Jan. 31 at its annual Catholic education dinner — GALA 22:6 — at the Buffalo Niagara Conventi…

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June 14, 1948 – Dec. 27, 2018 Henry J. Durand Jr. spent more than two decades at the University at Buffalo, working with students to overcome barriers in their educational, economic or personal background. But throughout his life, he also found ways to apply his talents away from his job — like teaching people to read, helping prison inmates earn college degrees and …

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The 219th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States and the University at Buffalo's first chancellor, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery, according to UB officials. The ceremony will take place at Fillmore's gravesite, and open with brief remarks and a prayer by the Rev. Joan Montagnes of the Unit…