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Attorney General James, State Education Commissioner Rosa take action to support students experiencing homelessness
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:30 pm
Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa on Wednesday issued guidance to local education agencies (LEA) highlighting their legal obligation to ensure students experiencing homelessness have consistent access to educational resources.
NYSUT: CDC schools guidance reaffirms need for COVID testing programs
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 11:15 am
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement Friday regarding the latest school reopening guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
GIBOE: Draft 2021-22 budget introduced; Hybrid learning model decried by parents
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education is looking to close a budget gap of at least $1,478,957 after its first review of the draft budget for the school year 2021-22.
Buffalo Police Department recruiting for Buffalo Police Explorers
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Police Department, along with Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE), worked hard in 2020 to make a difference across Buffalo and is now recruiting BPE for 2021. The Larkin Commerce Center has taken notice of that work and donated space for the Buffalo Police Explorers to meet through 2021.
BlueCross BlueShield presents free, healthy fun for community during winter break
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 11:15 am
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is presenting "February Fun in 2021," a weeklong series of free, virtual and outdoor activities for families to enjoy during winter break from Monday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 19.
Scholarship opportunity
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 11:15 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will be awarding three $500 scholarships to students in the Niagara Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts. Applications are available through the guidance offices. Eligible students must be entering college in the fall of 2021.
State agencies pleased with Regents' pick of Rosa
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 09:00 am
New York State United Teachers on Monday congratulated Dr. Betty Rosa on her formal appointment as state education commissioner by the state Board of Regents.
Sunnking launches registration for 2021 e-Scrap for Camp fundraiser
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:05 pm
Local electronics recycler Sunnking has launched registration for its 2021 e-Scrap for Camp fundraiser benefitting Camp Good Days. Businesses in Buffalo and Rochester can register online now through March 5.
Villa Maria College to implement plans for in-person fall semester
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:45 am
Villa Maria College announced it intends to resume face-to-face classes this August, in alignment with the start of its fall 2021 semester.
SUNY Erie presidential search: Community feedback sought
Thu, Feb 4th 2021 09:05 pm
The board of trustees of SUNY Erie Community College is seeking the public's input in helping to shape the search profile of the college's next president. In conjunction with AGB Search Consultants, a survey has been developed to assist in this critical endeavor. AGB Search is a nationally recognized firm, having consulted in many successful community and state college presidential searches.
Canisius welcomes distinguished educator, author & Board of Regents member for Black History Month Celebration
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 03:05 pm
In recognition of Black History Month, Canisius College will honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a virtual presentation from Catherine Collins, Ph.D., a member of the New York State Board of Regents. Sponsored by the ALANA Student Center at Canisius College, the event is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Feb. 10. To register for the live webinar, click here.
Trocaire College nursing student receives refurbished car through Recycled Rides
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:25 pm
Just in time for the first week of the spring semester, Jasmaine West, a nursing student at Trocaire College, has received a refurbished car thanks to the generosity of Travelers and the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program. Through this collaboration, businesses representing all facets of the collision industry - insurers, auto repair shops, paint suppliers, parts vendors and others - partner to refurbish and donate vehicles to individuals and service organizations in need.
Tops honors Black History Month with contest for students
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 07:00 am
February is Black History Month and, for the past three decades, Tops has been proud to salute and educate the community about those who have accomplished remarkable achievements in their lifetime.
Niagara County Central Rotary Dictionary Project continues, despite COVID-19
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:55 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central annually donates dictionaries to third grade students in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District. Rotarian, the late Joseph B. Emmons, began this project locally in 2006. His wife, Rotarian Marsha Emmons, proudly continues his worthwhile endeavor to bring these keepsakes of written knowledge to the students.
New York Farm Bureau seeking scholarship applicants
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:55 am
New York high school seniors who are graduating and interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for New York Farm Bureau's Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Statewide winners can earn up to $1,500 toward their future education.
Lew-Port's 'One District, One Book' underway in River Region
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter's "One District, One Book" reveal was hosted online Friday by school librarians Mrs. Zielinski and Mrs. Cumminsky. More than 400 participated in the live telecast event. When it was all said and done, the children's book "Fenway and Hattie," by Victoria J. Coe, was declared the winner.
Section VI moves wrestling, creates new calendar
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 07:55 pm
The executive committee of Section VI on Thursday voted to move wrestling to the spring sports season. The decision came after the health departments in the five counties that make up the section released a joint statement of concern.
WNY health leaders strongly suggest wrestling postponement
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 09:10 am
The leaders of the five county health departments (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) in Western New York provided the following joint statement Thursday, related to wrestling programs. This announcement follows updates to the "New York Forward" interim guidance for sports and recreation issued Jan. 22.
To meet pandemic challenges, expand care for underserved, UB student-run clinic holds auction featuring signed Buffalo Bills items
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 03:20 pm
For nearly two decades, the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic (LFMC) has provided free medical and preventive care to uninsured and underinsured residents of Buffalo. Founded and managed by students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, the nonprofit clinic continues to expand its services while adjusting to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, both in its operations and its fundraising activities.
Charter School for Applied Technologies open enrollment underway
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 04:35 pm
The open enrollment period for the 2021-22 school year at the Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT) is underway.
Niagara University's online programs in education among top in New York
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 10:25 am
Niagara University's online programs in education were ranked among the top 10 in New York state by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings. In addition, Niagara was the highest-ranking institution of higher education from Western New York.
NYSUT statement on announcement state will seek federal testing waiver
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 08:05 pm
New York State United Teachers on Monday applauded the announcement the state Education Department will seek a federal waiver of grades 3-8 and high school testing requirements amid the ongoing challenges students and educators statewide are facing related to the coronavirus pandemic.
NYSUT launches statewide ad campaign calling for taxes on ultrawealthy to 'Fund Our Future'
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:50 pm
New York State United Teachers recently announced a new statewide advertising campaign calling on the state to implement new taxes on the ultrawealthy to help fund critical public services, including K-12 schools, higher education and health care.
Buffalo Prep launches READI program, Youth Equity Academy
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 05:35 pm
Buffalo Prep announced the launch of two new programs, READI (Realizing Equity, Access, Diversity and Inclusion) and Youth Equity Academy, to provide opportunities for the community to learn more about issues of racial, educational and economic equity.
More in-person learning weighed for Sidway
Sat, Jan 16th 2021 07:00 am
"COVID" and "hybrid" were the operative words at Monday's Grand Island School Board meeting. There was good news on both fronts for district students, parents, faculty and staff.
Niagara University responds to growing mental health needs
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:25 pm
Dr. Timothy Osberg, professor of psychology at Niagara University, has been a longtime advocate of spreading awareness of mental health issues on campus. So, when Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement hosted a workshop for individuals to become trained mental health first aid instructors as part of a larger effort to increase the mental health literacy of the Niagara County region, he decided to participate.
Vaccinations to begin for Lew-Port educators, staff
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:10 pm
The Board of Education met this past Monday for a lengthy work session. The board began with a briefing on policy updates and review. The BOE policy committee, led by board member Anne Orr, meets monthly to review and recommend new state and federal additions and amendments. In addition, the policy committee reviews each section of the manual annually, to keep the policy manual up-to-date and relevant.
NFL PLAY 60's exercise library keeps kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 12:40 pm
Today, the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League, in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity.
UB to offer Indigenous health disparities course this spring
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:45 am
As the University at Buffalo seeks to expand its commitment to Indigenous studies, a new course being offered this spring in the School of Public Health and Health Professions aims to teach students about the health disparities Indigenous populations face.
NCCC to begin spring semester with safety measures in place
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 03:35 pm
Niagara County Community College will begin the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 19 at both the Sanborn campus and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Most classes will operate virtually through Feb. 1 while a limited number of SUNY approved high-contact labs will take place in-person throughout the semester.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo 2021 scholarship process is open
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 11:45 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2021-22 academic year is now open. Applications are due by May 1, and must be submitted online.
Education leaders support Cuomo's broadband proposal
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 05:05 pm
New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider issued this statement following the second installment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2021 State of the State:
NU Family Business Center podcast
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center's next podcast will run from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. To preregister for the virtual presentation, CLICK HERE. Attendees will receive an email back from career services with log-in details.
Cuomo: More than 7,300 toys, coats & school supplies distributed statewide this holiday season
Wed, Dec 23rd 2020 05:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the results of New York's annual holiday toy, coat and school supply collections, which took place across the state over the past several weeks. Members of the governor's administration organized collections across the state and are distributing 7,348 toys, coats and school supplies to communities in need. For the first time, donations were also collected by mail to provide another option to participate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buffalo Police, Buffalo Police Explorers spreading holiday spirit throughout City of Good Neighbors
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:35 pm
Buffalo Police and Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE) have worked hard this holiday season to make a difference to families across Buffalo.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle transferring to top Utah prep school
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:15 pm
In a normal year, many local teams would've been suiting up for practice or games Monday. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic in effect, and no end in sight for a return of HS basketball to the area, WNY's top-star Roddy Gayle Jr. announced he is transferring from Lewiston-Porter High School.
High school students get jumpstart on college at NCCC
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:55 am
At a time when the pandemic has brought challenges for many in the academic realm, Niagara County Community College is improving access to higher education for high school students through the college acceleration program (CAP). CAP allows students to take college courses at their own high school, following NCCC curriculum. In essence, the dual-enrolled high school students are getting a head start on their college careers.
'Learn to Play' program returns for 5th season
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced registration is now open for the team's "Learn to Play" program.
Study finds NCCC among top NYS community colleges with high employment rates
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:20 am
In a post-secondary employment outcomes (PSEO) study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Niagara County Community College graduates achieved a 76.8% employment rate five years after their graduation.
UB to start spring semester Feb. 1 under modified in-person format
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 09:50 am
University at Buffalo leadership on Thursday announced the university's plans for the spring semester, which will mirror operations in the fall in that UB will follow a modified in-person format. That means courses will be delivered using a mix of in-person (and physically distanced) instruction, as well as remote learning.

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