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Public Education in Buffalo and the Region

Date: May 24, 2018
Author(s): Partnership for the Public Good
Topic(s): Education: General
Type: Buffalo Brief

Public education in Buffalo and the surrounding region is a complicated story. 

The Buffalo-Niagara region is well educated, with higher than average rates of high school completion and graduate or professional degrees. But within the region, residential segregation by race and income produces sharp disparities in educational outcomes. Comparing schools within the region, we find that student performance is highly correlated to poverty level, disability status, and English proficiency. 

Read more of our Buffalo Briefs: Immigrants, Refugees, and Languages Spoken in Buffalo or Poverty in Buffalo-Niagara.