Pridgen Wants More Permanent Solution for Two Failing Schools

3:00 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- There are no quick answers to fix the academic crisis in Buffalo schools with most students not graduating.

Just last week the state commissioner of education gave the district an unexpected mandate.  It will close East and Lafayette High Schools if there isn't a new plan by August 12th.

The state wants to see an agreement with Erie One BOCES to allow any student who wants to enroll in career and technical education or allow Erie One BOCES to take over the school.

Buffalo Common Councilmember Rev. Darius Pridgen, who is also a former member of the city's school board, would like to see a more permanent solution proposed for the two schools.

He is planning a meeting with religious leaders and school leaders to talk about the crisis later this month.

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