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Guinn, Quinn and Byron ...

 

How cute, that headline rhymes. Sort of.

Oh, there are so many things the School Zone team has to say about the last 24 hours of developments in the Buffalo Public Schools. But at the moment, everyone on the team is frantically writing stories about the latest turn of events, so we'll settle for a simpler blog post.

In case you've been stuck under a snow bank somewhere, and didn't get a chance to read the paper while stuck on the 33 this morning, here is a quick recap of what you missed:

- Buffalo Superintendent Pamela C. Brown surprises the school board by recommending they hire Mary Guinn as her deputy superintendent. Guinn had previously done consulting work for the district ... until the board terminated her contract. Here is a link to Brown's remarks  and Guinn's resume.

- Prominent community and business leader Larry Quinn officially throws his name in the race for city school board. Also interesting, although perhaps not as newsworthy, he produced a movie that takes place in inner city Buffalo and features Carl Paladino.

- Mayor Byron W. Brown said he is considering taking control of the city schools, joining the growing list of people who think they could do a better job than the current administration and the school board.

- The Diocese of Buffalo has finally hashed out its plans to offer scholarships to students at Buffalo schools seeking transfers. Interested parents, however, will have to pony up a minimum of $500.

So there you have it. Stay tuned for more details.

Off for a date with a deadline...

- Tiffany Lankes

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About School Zone

Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

@denisejewellgee | djgee@buffnews.com


Tiffany Lankes

Tiffany Lankes

Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News’ NeXt section.

@TiffanyLankes | tlankes@buffnews.com


Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

@BNschoolzone | stan@buffnews.com


Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.

@DeidreWilliamsB | dswilliams@buffnews.com

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