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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.

April 24, 2018

New Report on Good Food at the Buffalo Public Schools

What does good food mean? For a new coalition in Buffalo, it means nutrition, but it means four other values as well: local economies, environmental sustainability, valued workforce, and animal welfare. The Good Food Buffalo coalition will work collaboratively with the Buffalo Public Schools, …

January 10, 2018

Community Groups to Unveil their Policy Agenda for 2018

This year’s public roll-out of the Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 12th at 2pm, at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo.

December 18, 2017

PPG Partners Vote on 2018 Community Agenda

Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total community members to the first floor community room of the Market Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of policy planks that …

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 …

August 22, 2017

BCAT students present documentary on Buffalo civic leaders

Local officials interviewed for the project include Mayor Byron W. Brown, Rep. Brian Higgins, New York State Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, Sarah Wooten from Partnership for the Public Good and Samantha Nephew of Citizen Action of New York.

July 23, 2017

Buffalo teacher travels to Nepali refugee camp to connect with her students

New York State has more than 5,700 resettled refugees from Bhutan like Prakriti, according to the Partnership for the Public Good report. Nepali is the seventh most common language spoken among English Language Learner students in Buffalo's public schools, according to the district.