Focus on Education

WNED|WBFO’s Focus on Education initiative is a reporting and outreach project that examines the many challenges facing schools today. From the poor graduation rate in Buffalo to the controversy over Common Core Learning Standards throughout Western New York, our comprehensive coverage will inform and engage the community as it looks for the best solutions for students.

We will also feature the many efforts underway to improve education in Buffalo and Western New York, including programs such as Promise Neighborhood and Say Yes to Education.

Listen to all of the Focus on Education stories on WBFO here.


  • Student Voices  - WNED | WBFO hosted 42 students from 13, Buffalo and its surrounding area, high schools to discuss their concerns on both school readiness and life. From these student discussions, it was determined that the top three most prevalent concerns of the students were personal matters and peer relationships, family and home environment, and existing school support systems. #StudentVoicesWBFO Read more...
  • Getting College and Career Ready - a town hall presented at the Buffalo College Fair. Read more...


Focus on Education is part of American Graduate - a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.