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Buffalo's New Education Bargain | Full Program

Buffalo's New Education Bargain examines the current challenges facing Buffalo Schools.

Buffalo's New Education Bargain

An Original Production of WNED-TV, “Buffalo’s New Education Bargain” premiered on January 22, 2018. The program now available for streaming above.


The Buffalo Public Schools, the second-largest district in New York, is looking towards the future with a new education reform plan. Spearheaded by Buffalo Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash, this initiative is known as the New Education Bargain, and it aims to deliver an equal and high-quality education, to accelerate academic performance, to strengthen families and communities and to prepare students for the future. The promise is this: if students work hard and parents commit to their child’s education, the Buffalo Schools will guarantee them a path to opportunity, achievement and success.

“Buffalo’s New Education Bargain” is hosted by Susan Hunt who leads this engaging roundtable discussion with many of Buffalo’s top educational, political, community and business leaders. The program examines the current challenges facing the Buffalo Schools and explores the new ideas being implemented to form stronger relationships with teachers and provide better services to Buffalo’s neediest children and families. Also discussed is the district’s strategy to provide more rigorous early elementary education and the creation of extended learning opportunities for all students. Finally, the conversation will evaluate the role played by community schools and new innovative high schools in repairing neighborhoods and preparing the students of today for the jobs of tomorrow.
Susan Hunt, Kriner Cash, and Philip Rumore
On the set of Buffalo's New Education Bargain