Welcome to the
Office of Culturally and Linguistically
"We Lift as We Climb." - Mary Church Terrell
It is our greatest joy to provide culturally relevant curriculum, resources, and experiences to the students in the Buffalo Public School District.
The vision of the Office of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives (CLRI) is that all staff support schools in establishing a community that embraces, values, and infuses culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning for all students.
The mission of the Buffalo Public Schools’ Office of CLRI is to share the value and best practices of culturally and linguistically responsive practices in order to support and respond to the growing needs of our diverse student population. The Office of CLRI will provide supports, resources, exemplars, and a framework for stakeholders to receive lifelong meaningful learning experiences that inform, train, and support systemic culturally and linguistically responsive practices.
Click here to watch the
by Mayor Byron Brown
Dr. Fatima Morrell received an award for her ground-breaking work in education
and continuing efforts for equity in education.
A Tribute to Black History Month
Compiled by Dani Gray, Coordinator for CLRI
The Office of CLRI is proud to announce
the release of the Emancipation Curriculum
Please click the timeline below to access the Emancipation Infusion Guides and the complete Emancipation Curriculum by grade band.
The Office of CLRI Honors
Buffalo Public School's First African American Teacher - appointed in the late 1890s.
Ida D. Fairbush was also the recipient of the Jesse Ketchum silver medal in 1884.
Bishop William Henderson
Fatima Morrell, Ed.D.
Office of Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Initiatives
Buffalo Public Schools
2008 City Hall
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: (716) 816-3584
Fax (716) 851-3746