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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.
WNED | WBFO invited back seven of these students to share their stories and insights with classmates, staff and the viewing audience on "Focus on Education: Student Voices," a WNED-TV production. We will explore what students are saying about their daily struggles inside and out of school. Individuals, organizations and communities share the responsibility of creating an appropriate environment for young people to succeed and thrive. How can our community provide support and guide youth in becoming successful, productive adults?
The students will have a chance to share their concerns with those who can help. In addition to the high school students on the panel and in our audience, four local student and family advocates and professionals – George Bushey, Depew High School; Aundrea Sanders, Buffalo Public Schools; Janet Cerra, Kenmore-Tonawanda; and Lamont Williams, Hillside Family Services - will provide feedback and perspective on the student, peer, family and school environments that exist today. The community will hear directly from student panelists, their classmates and others in the audience to explore concerns and offer insights for change. The hope is to not only bring issues of concern from students to the forefront, but to seek resolution, offer next step scenarios and empower each person attending to take something back to their school and community for change.
Participating high schools are: Bishop Timon St. Jude High School, Burgard High School, Cheektowaga Central High School, Depew High School, Global Concepts Charter School, Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Kenmore East High School, Kenmore West High School, Leonardo Da Vinci High School, Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School, Mount St. Mary Academy, Riverside Institute of Technology, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, and St. Mary’s of Lancaster High School.
"Focus on Education: Student Voices" premieres Monday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on WNED-TV.
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The First Ward built Buffalo and, to some degree, America. The industries that blossomed along the shores of the Buffalo River and Lake Erie are largely responsible for creating Buffalo as a manufacturing and industrial powerhouse from the early 1800s through the mid-1900s. Buffalo’s industrial strength fueled American economic growth and expansion.
Getting College & Career ReadyMarch 18, 2015 Buffalo National College Fair - Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
The Common Core Learning Standards across the country all support the ideal of “college and career ready” as a major initiative for all graduates of high school. What does this mean to parents and students? Having a general understanding of options and choices available for their children is not adequate today in making decisions that include both college and careers. What are employers seeking and saying about entry-level career options and readiness?
The following local experts shared their insights to provide attendees with important information before attending the College Fair:
Ms. Elizabeth Callahan, director, Workforce Development, Buffalo Niagara Partnership Dr. Nathan Daun-Barnett, associate professor, Graduate School of Education, SUNY at Buffalo Dr. Steven Harvey, executive director, WNY College Connection Dr. Susan McCartney, director, Small Business Development Center, Buffalo State College Mr. Darrell Slisz, director, Workforce and Education, Catholic Charities
Moderator - Dr. John Craig, vice president – education and outreach, WNED|WBFO
This town hall was held at the Buffalo National College Fair, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Wednesday, March 18. The event was sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). The college fair began at 6 p.m. and provided workshops and college admission staff from a host of colleges and universities.
Blues returns to WNED | WBFO on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
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2015 WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash performers:
Ghost Town Blues Band
Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues band with an intimate knowledge of both blues, rock and improvisational jams. At the same time, the band’s raw energy and intensity is reminiscent of some of the best blues that rock n' roll has ever offered. The band can turn on a dime from North Mississippi hill country grooves to classic electric urban blues and funk. This Memphis-based, gritty, six-piece has been touring the U.S. since its inception in 2009, gaining a strong following within the blues and Jam Band circuit. Ghost Town Blues Band were 2nd place winners at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.
The Patti Parks Band
The Patti Parks Band is one of Western New York’s most versatile and experienced groups, comprised of the most talented musicians that have come along in a long time. From original musical arrangements to blues to Motown and more, The Patti Parks Band is not the same old thing.
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Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tasty food, wine and beer will be available for purchase so come hungry and thirsty!
To find out how your company can be a WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash sponsor, contact Gordon Bayliss at 716-845-2201 or
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