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The Explore & More Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Children’s Museum on Tuesday launched a new partnership focused on connecting students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ultimately, up to 1,500 Buffalo area students are set to take part in the AT&T and Explore & More STEM Enrichment Program, which is intended to create opportunities for registered g…

High Schools

Section VI made its ruling. The Buffalo Public Schools didn’t like it so it will appeal a verdict it lost. What does it mean? The off-field duel between Buffalo and the Ken-Ton Schools district continues, with a potential football game between Kenmore West and McKinley in the state of limbo. The Section VI Executive Committee on Wednesday ruled unanimously in favo…

Crime

A physical confrontation between two families at East High School prompted the school to call police and go into lockdown Friday morning, according to a Buffalo Public Schools spokesperson. "Two families with a history of acrimony between their children met unexpectedly in the school entrance today," said spokesperson Elena Cala said. "A verbal argument among the adults…

Health and Fitness

Kids like to talk about food, at least if a couple of new farm-to-school lessons at Southside Elementary School in South Buffalo are an example. The lessons showed that the program buzz is palpable among students — who are more than willing to throw their parents under the bus when it comes to their lack of healthy food choices at home. Take the fourth-grader who lea…

Notes from the Buffalo Board of Education committee meeting on Wednesday: -- The district hopes to adopt a budget for next year by May 11, a process that will be ongoing for the next several weeks. Department heads are supposed to submit their budgets by the end of next week, Superintendent Kriner Cash told board members. “I told them we’re going to build this budget fr…