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The Top School Districts In Western New York Are…

Where does your child's district rank? 

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Regular Bedtimes = Better Math Scores (Sometimes)

Not just math, but reading too.  

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Watch These People Stumble Through Graduation

There's a lot of pressure on graduates, what with all those people watching. And sometimes, people buckle under that strain.

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Watch These Marching Band Mishaps

When you have large groups of people walking in unison and playing music and wearing elaborate outfits and sometimes holding enormous, heavy instruments, you have the ingredients for disaster.

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(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Where Does Your Child’s School Rank By Efficiency Among Other Western New York Schools?

Business First's Guide to Western New York Schools ranked local schools by administrative efficiency.

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Denver Parents Raise Money For School Programs With Pub Crawl

Now this puts the "fun" in FUNDRAISING!

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Niagara-Wheatfield Saves Kindergarten … For Now

Niagara-Wheatfield was faced with a tough decision on how to fit their Kindergarten class into the budget. The school board has been pondering several different options for the decision they needed to make today.

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Local School District May Cut Kindergarten

Meeting the budget: It’s a tough thing for local school districts in the past few years.

Niagara Wheatfield has to make $1 million worth of cuts in order to make the upcoming budget. The school district is considering the option to modify or cut Kindergarten completely.

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Elementary Schools Getting Safer
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Local School Districts Tighten Up Security

In the wake of Sandy Hook you begin to think "Could it happen here?" Schools around Western New York have come to see more security measures.

 

 

 

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Parents & Kids In Outrage; New School Policy

Do you remember your high school prank? This one went so bad that the school is having a problem nearly two years later. The kids just love to clog the toilet and watch them overflow which, clearly causes a disaster (and a nasty one at that). But, here’s how they’re ‘solving’ the problem that has parents and kids in an outrage.

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Should New York Have Longer School Years? [POLL]

Is increasing the length of the school year a good idea?  One of Governor Andrew Cuomo's  ideas is extending the length of school days, and/or school years.

If schools move ahead with the governor's idea of increasing learning time by 25 percent, your child could spend approximately 225 days in school instead of the current 180.

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Celebrity Mom Brooke Burke-Charvet, Alliance For A Healthier Generation And Brita Team Up To Launch The Brita Bottle For Kids
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Schools To Add 300 More Hours Per Year — A Good Idea? [POLL]

Five states, including New York, are part of an experiment that will add at least 300 additional hours to the school year.

The three-year pilot program will affect almost 20,000 students in 40 schools over the next three years

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