This week’s show (May 10) covered stories about the next step for graduating Buffalo State seniors and Project Flight, which is a group working to promote literacy. It also featured conversations about the end of the year concerts on campus and representations of Native Americans in sports and media.
Public school districts in Buffalo often face a challenge promoting literacy to children who have sometimes have trouble being successful academically. The situation can be even more difficult when school systems have limited resources to provide textbooks and other reading material to their students.
Imagine a room full of talented young students who could one day become the next Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla or Elon Musk. That room was a reality April 29 at the Buffalo Museum of Science during the 16th annual Western New York Invention Convention.
Earlier this month, New York students in grades 3-8 began taking the state assessment tests for English language arts (ELA) and Math, which are based on national Common Core standards. In recent years, there has been a strong opt-out movement with many students and parents choosing not to take the tests.
This week on the Buffalo Review (April 27), we covered internet addiction, the western New York Invention Convention, the use of virtual lab rats and the growing popularity of the veganism.
This week’s show featured stories about Buffalo State’s 11th annual fashion show “Runway” and an event to clean up Grant Street. It also included conversations about the wage gap between men and women and Common Core standards in New York.
Fakes news has become a pervasive issue in society. A 10-year study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed that on social media, false news stories travel farther and faster than real news.