Following governance crisis, Nevergold begins to stabilize Buffalo schools

Board of Education President Dr. Barbara Seals-Nevergold has gracefully managed a series of public relations crisis wrought by fellow board member Carl Paladino‘s deplorable political antics.  In recent months she has asked State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia to remove Paladino from the


In open letter, Nevergold urges responsiveness from Cash

BY BARBARA NEVERGOLD, PHD Over the last few months I have raised a number of questions, in written and oral communications, about the use of the NYS ELA/Math standardized test scores as part of the admissions criteria for Criterion Schools


Nevergold’s open letter to Commissioner Ellia

BY BARBARA SEALS-NEVERGOLD, PHD I have been writing about the problems of standardized tests, specifically the tests that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and administered by the New York State Education Department.  Components of the State’s accountability


Nevergold: “The majority says No”

BY DR. BARBARA SEALS-NEVERGOLD By this time, many of you know that in December 2015, the Governor’s Common Core Task Force released a landmark report condemning the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and its aligned curriculum and standardized tests.  In


Wyatt likely to see challenge in University district

Rasheed Wyatt, the city’s University district councilman, is likely to see a primary challenge next year. Wyatt is politically untested, lacks name recognition, doesn’t have a portfolio of accomplishments on which incumbents typically run, and has held his Council seat