Buffalo school district leaders have been aware for some time that Martin Luther King School and Bennett High School have been in the cross hairs of the State Education Department because of poor academic performance and negative findings by members of a state review team that visited the schools in October.
The district requested proposals to "relaunch" these schools in the fall, but all proposals were rejected by school faculty, resulting in the latest state intervention. As a result, as noted in today's story, the state is now requiring that these schools either be closed or that new schools be phased in.
Here is a link to the review team report for Bennett High School. Below is a copy of the report issued by the review team for Martin Luther King School. Click on the lower, right-hand corner icon of the Scribd frame to view all pages clearly.
-- Sandra Tan