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Schools at a Crossroads: Interviews with Buffalo School Board Candidates

 

 

 

WNED|WBFO and The Buffalo News are collaborating to present a series of in-depth, individual interviews with candidates for the Buffalo Board of Education.  This year’s election has attracted significant interest from the community with over a dozen candidates expressing interest in the race.  The Buffalo Public School District is under pressure to improve failing schools and boost its graduation rates. It is one of the most contentious times for school leadership, as Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown faces intense criticism from stakeholders, overseeing 34,000 school students. The outcome of the Buffalo School Board election could change the balance of power and determine the fate of Superintendent Brown’s leadership.
 
The upcoming May 6 election is for the three Member at Large seats.  Each is for a five-year term. For more information about voting and upcoming elections, visit the Erie County Board of Elections website at elections.erie.gov.

The candidate interviews were conducted by the following WBFO and The Buffalo News reporters:

Eileen Buckley
Senior Education Reporter
WBFO-FM

Tiffany Lankes
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News
Deidre Williams
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News

Mary Pasciak
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News
Sandra Tan
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News

 

The program will air on WNED-TV leading up to the election and the interview segments will be available on wbfo.org and buffalonews.com

Listen to the interviews.

 

WNED-TV airdates:

Friday, May 2 from  8 – 10 p.m. 
Sunday, May 4 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 


Funding for this program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

About WNED-TV Productions

WNED-TV long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED-TV was the founder of the Emmy Award winning Reading Rainbow series and was the producer of the popular Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS. In recent years, WNED-TV has expanded its position by becoming a significant producer of original High Definition television and online content for local and national distribution. 

National productions broadcast on PBS include: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain, The War of 1812, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Chautauqua: An American Narrative, Window to the Sea, The Adirondacks, The Marines, Niagara Falls, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo, and Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.

Many WNED-TV regional productions highlight historic and cultural treasures of Southern Ontario and Western New York. These include: A New Season for the Bisons and Blue Jays, Hockey: More Than a Game, Toronto’s Houses of Worship, Polonia, Buffalo’s Houses of Worship, Buffalo’s Voices of Steel and Western New York A to Z.