Desegregation has become an increasingly pressing issue for the Buffalo Public Schools. The national civil rights expert Gary Orfeild offered the district a bleak assessment of decades long trends that has led to starkly segregated schools.
The objective of integration is an opportunity to restructure the long dysfunctional Buffalo Public School district, which is too large and unwieldy to manage well.
Could this be an opportunity to restructure the district into more manageable districts? Would integration through bussing be more workable if it wasn’t districtwide?
On Monday, the State finally released the audited graduation statistics for the 2013 school year. Buffalo’s 8 percentage point improvement, from 48% to over 56%, was the most significant increase among the “Big 5” school districts in the state. The
As Buffalo’s Board of Education prepares its search for an Interim Superintendent to manage major restructuring initiatives over the next year or two, the Board will simultaneously search for a permanent Superintendent. We should be sure to recruit the most dynamic leader that
By Mike Madigan As per The Buffalo News article of September 10th 2014, the Buffalo School Board voted unanimously to hire Gary Orfield to conduct a study and recommend changes to Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) criteria-based schools admissions process. The