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The 16 candidates who filed petitions to run for the Buffalo Board of Education have submitted answers as part of a project by the Education Trust-New York to increase public awareness and engagement on education issues. The candidates' responses to questions on a variety of topics will be distributed through community organizations and are available at forthestudentsny…

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State Sen. Chris Jacobs has secured $75,000 to support the launch of the Hamburg Central School District's playground handicapped accessibility project. The funding will allow the school district to start renovating playgrounds at its four elementary schools — Armor, Boston Valley, Charlotte Avenue and Union Pleasant — to ensure accessibility and improved use and perfor…

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Salamanca city schools will be closed  Monday because of illness sweeping through students and staff, the district announced. The Salamanca City Central School District said in a bulletin online that officals plan to "conduct a deep and thorough clean of our classrooms and common areas" as part of an effort to "take precautionary measures and be pro-active." The dist…

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High school data from the Class of 2016 shows race, gender, income, language lead to disparities in awarding of diplomas. Click here to view the story and data. By Jay Rey News Staff Reporter If you want to measure which students are falling short in high school, the Class of 2016 holds some clues. Despite a rise in graduation rates last year - reaching 81 perc…

Appointments for kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school years are now being accepted at Grand Island Central School. Registration packets are available in the district office, 1100 Ransom Road or on the district website under new student registration. New student registration is by appointment only. Contact the district at (716) 773-8800, ext. 0, to schedule a…

Crime

Grand Island schools Superintendent Brian Graham issued a community safety alert to the district Wednesday after learning that a female middle school student had been approached by an older male who attempted to call her over to his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened around 5 p.m. - not on the student's way to or from school - in the Oak Ridge Road neighbo…

Education

Four new members have been added to the Cardinal O’Hara High School board of directors. Principal Mary Holzerland  welcomed the new members at a recent meeting. The new members are: Dave Sciabetta, owner and CIO of Copier Fax Business Technologies Inc.; C. Douglas Whelan, retired superintendent of Starpoint School District and a 1968 graduate of O’Hara.; Sue Kroczynski,…

The City of Tonawanda School District will offer open registration for its universal pre-kindergarten program on March 3 and 6. The class is open to district students who will turn 4-years-old by Dec. 1. In order to be considered, the child must reside within City of Tonawanda boundaries. The pre-K is a free half-day (2.5 hour) program, Mondays through Fridays. Paren…

Education

The reporting continues trickling in. And, the news isn't good. School district by school district across Western New York is discovering varying amounts of lead in their water. At one water fountain in a Fredonia classroom, for instance, a sample showed that there was 2,850 parts per billion of lead. That's nearly 200 times the state's threshold for lead in water…