Shortly after he was elected as Buffalo’s next Interim Superintendent, Donald Ogilvie fielded a range of questions from local media outlets, where he explained his general views on education, his management style, and the current state of the Buffalo Public Schools.
The school board’s new majority released this three page vision document: 2014_BPS_Vision, WGRZ reports. It’s an impressively aggressive and on-point agenda that promotes a diversity of choices for students and parents, and a diversity of services providers. The document also
By Frank Parlato, The Niagara Falls Reporter The schism between County Democratic Chairman Nick Forster and the Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster-controlled city faction of the local Democrats, headed by City Chairwoman Alicia Liable, is evidenced in the candidacy of
In an interview with WBFO’s Eileen Buckley, former school board President Dr. Barbara Nevergold says that Donald Ogilvie lacks experience in two key areas that should be demanded of the next Superintendent: urban experience and turnaround experience. Mr. Ogilvie recently
Today school board President James Sampson announced that Donald Ogilvie will serve as the Buffalo Public School District’s next Interim Superintendent. He will seek the Board’s approval at their Wednesday meeting, the first time that the newly elected majority will
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 Frank Parlato, The Niagara Falls Reporter The lot at Joe Davis, paved less than two years ago, has failed spectacularly. The Joseph Davis State Park is under a lease agreement with the Town of Lewiston and managed by a
Local media is reporting a cordial installation ceremony for recently elected at-large school board members Larry Quinn, Patricia Pierce, and Dr. Barbara Nevergold. The installation took place at the Board of Education’s public meeting room on the eighth floor of city hall.
Last week, Dr. Barbara Nevergold and Florence Johnson wrote a letter expressing their concerns over a number of pending issues before the Board, including the future of a few campuses and how the district would find placements for students who
By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Land speculators need nothing more than a little bit of money and a lot of political clout to pick up valuable properties here in Niagara Falls, often for just pennies on the dollar.
By Frank Parlato, The Niagara Falls Reporter The State Park police barracks, planned to be built at a site with a beautiful and stunning vista of the gorge – a police barracks with a view – was halted last week.
By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Nine months ago, the Hamister hotel deal was making headlines every day. It was urgent. It was the future of Niagara Falls. The state approved plans to give the developer, Mark Hamister, $2.75
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
One of WIVB’s highest profile journalists is saying farewell to the city, at a time when most expected her to be the station’s eventual lead anchor. The station’s iconic Jacquie Walker, one of the longest serving journalists in Buffalo television, is expected to
The recent at-large school board elections — in which Larry Quinn, Patricia Pierce, and Dr. Barbara Nevergold each secured a 6-year term — saw an impressive above average turnout. Surprisingly, the increased turnout largely came from the Eastside of Buffalo.
By Tony Farina, The Niagara Falls Reporter The $130 million facelift to 41-year-old Ralph Wilson Stadium will include better beer service as in 55 “beer only” points in the concession area, but there’s no guarantee that any amount of beer
By James Hufnagel, The Niagara Falls Reporter The controversy over the new State Parks police barracks has been a near media sensation over the past week. Both daily newspapers, the Niagara Gazette and Buffalo News, covered it, the News even
By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Former City Court Judge Robert Restaino might be the frontrunner. After being removed from the bench following a controversial 2007 decision by the state Judicial Board of Review, Restaino worked for the county
By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has privately told family and friends that he is planning on running for an unprecedented third term in 2015, the Niagara Falls Reporter has learned. To that end,
When the Buffalo School Board’s newest members take their seats on July 1st, they are expected to give the School Board presidency to James Sampson, who has the votes of Carl Paladino, Jay McCarthy, Larry Quinn, and Patricia Pierce. But
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