Buffalo Public Schools Make Admission Changes
The Buffalo Public Schools announced that they are going to make changes to their admission process.
The school district will immediately abandon its practice of using cut-off scores on IQ and entrance exams to disqualify children who are trying to get into the top rated schools in Buffalo.
Instead, the top schools will start using a cumulative scoring system that includes entrance exams and admissions criteria, including scores from state tests.
In addition, the school district will also create dual-language immersion schools that will have admission standards.
These changes were shared with the School Board this week, and will help to answer concerns that have been raised by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.