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The most severe problems that appear in our public schools are not really education problems but rather symptoms of the extreme, concentrated poverty in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Even so, major improvements in public education are possible, starting with universal, quality pre-kindergarten, enhanced after-school programs, more equitable financing for high-needs schools, expanded literacy programs, improved workforce training, and more affordable higher education opportunities.

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December 5, 2017

Buffalo News Article: "Parents want more Metro Bus and Rail access for Buffalo students"

"The Buffalo Public Schools pay the NFTA about $8 million a year to transport some 10,200 students, but their bus passes are “highly restrictive” to certain times and routes, according to the Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization." Click here to watch PPG's live coverage of the BPTO press …

November 29, 2017

New Policy Brief: "Performance-Based Assessment for English Language Learners"

This policy brief examines education for English language learners in Buffalo.

November 16, 2017

Ujima Theater Company presents “UNHEARD VOICES"

Ujima Theater Company presents “UNHEARD VOICES: Giving Voice to Students and Parents in Buffalo Public Schools,” a production exploring issues of equity as experienced by Buffalo Public Schools parents and students. This is a collaborative project of Ujima Company Inc., Community Health …

October 30, 2017

"Study on lead paint in local housing seeks to better define problem, solutions" Published by WBFO

"It was a collaborative effort with the Center for Governmental Research, whom we commissioned to do this," said Cara Matteliano, Vice President of Community Impact for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, one of several not-for-profit agencies co-sponsoring the study. "They have completed …

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