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Buffalo Public Schools to Meet Hillside Challenge and Expand Commitment into Future

-- Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Partnership Will Continue to Improve Graduation Rates in the Buffalo Public Schools -- 

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Photo: WIVB-TV (CBS) investigative reporter, Luke Moretti, interviews Lamont Williams, HW-SC executive director and BPS interim superintendent, Will Keresztes about the renewed BPS commitment to HW-SC.

BUFFALO, N.Y., – The Buffalo Public Schools will catch up to the original 3-year timeline of Wegmans Charitable Family Foundation, $1,000,000 challenge grant to support Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) with a $420,000 commitment for the 2014-15 school year and a $420,000 commitment for the 2015-16 school year. This amount will be matched by the Wegmans Charitable Family Foundation and will serve 270 students at 3 high schools for the next two years. The program will be expanded at South Park and initiated at Emerson and Burgard. With the 90 students currently supported by Hillside at Bennett high school, this will bring enrollment to approximately 360 students. - read more

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