Education Take Action

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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February 1, 2019

Submit Workshop Proposal for Tomorrow's Leaders Conference

Over the course of two days, you will participate in youth-led community interactions and workshops that will help teens and adults increase their impact in their communities. To learn more and submit a proposal for a workshop, please follow this link: …

November 25, 2018

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Good Food Purchasing Program elevates student nutrition"

"Each day, the Buffalo Public Schools serves roughly 25,000 breakfasts, 28,000 lunches, and 5,000 snacks. That is a lot of food! Thus, the choices that BPS makes in purchasing its food have a large impact, not only on the health and wellness of its student but also on businesses, workers, animals …

June 26, 2018

New Policy Brief on Good Food Purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools

This new policy brief provides a snapshot of the current status of school food at Buffalo Public Schools and several ongoing school food improvement initiatives.

May 24, 2018

New Buffalo Brief on Public Education in Buffalo and the Region

PPG just released a Buffalo Brief on Public Education in Buffalo and the Region which is just one in a series of quick snapshots of Western New York.

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Tomorrow's Leaders ConferenceMay 10, 1 pm-May 11, 2019 4 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Massachusetts Avenue Project

Over the course of two days, you will participate in youth-led community interactions and workshops that will help teens and adults increase their impact in their communities. To learn more about what we’re looking for in workshops, please follow this link: …

Writing for the Media: Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds, and Press ReleasesMarch 13, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Sam Magavern, Dawn Bracely, & Greg Connors

Learn how to effectively write and use print media to get your message heard. Join Sam Magavern, senior policy fellow at PPG,  Dawn Bracely and Greg Connors, editorial writers at The Buffalo News for tips and techniques on how to craft your message. You will have the opportunity to …

Training and Job Opportunities: Duncan Kirkwood on The Public GoodJanuary 22, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Duncan Kirkwood, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Northland Workforce Training Center. He will discuss training and job opportunities in advanced manufacturing and clean energy.  Listen, and then learn more about the Northland Workforce …

2019 Community Agenda Preview: India Walton and Jessica Gilbert on The Public GoodJanuary 15, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from India Walton, Community Organizer at Open Buffalo and Jessica Gilbert, a Research Associate at PPG as they preview a few issues voted on to the 2019 Community Agenda by our partners. Learn more at the rollout event this Friday. Listen, and then …

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