What to do with Bennett High School?
That is the question Buffalo Public School officials have been grappling with for awhile.
My story in today's paper points out some of the issues there and what school district officials are doing to address them.
Bennett is deemed a "priority" school by the State Education Department, meaning students there have failed for years to meet state learning standards. The graduation rate is well below 50 percent. More than 40 percent drop out. And fewer than 60 percent of Bennett seniors pass standardized math and science exams in 2012.
What's happening now seems to be a clash between teachers there and Principal Terry Ross, who was brought in from the outside last year to lead a turnaround at the school.
What's more, during a site visit last October, reviewers from the State Education Department tagged both the leadership and teaching practices at the beleaguered school.
Here's a link to the report: Bennett report. Click here to view a copy of Ross' resume.