Buffalo Scores in Education Report

May 8, 2012 Updated May 8, 2012 at 7:11 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 8, 2012 Updated May 8, 2012 at 7:11 AM EDT

A new On Numbers study shows that Buffalo is pretty smart when it comes to higher education for young adults. There are more than 69,000 people in the 18-to-34 age range in the Buffalo Niagara region with Bachelor's degrees or higher. That's about 28 percent. Buffalo ranks 20th among U.S. cities. Rochester ranks 30th. On Numbers is part of American City Business Journals, the parent company of Business First. Researchers used numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Boston tops the list at 39 percent.

More than $1 million is going to regional libraries. The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System is getting nearly $850,000 in capital funding from the state budget. The funds are from a construction grants program from the state education department. $14 million is going to libraries across the state. You can find dollar figures for individual libraries at wkbw.com, under business.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is changing its tune. The BPO is rocking in an effort to reach a wider, more diverse audience. Organizers are adding five rock shows to the musical menu for the 2012-2013 season, featuring music from Three Dog Night, Led Zeppelin, Natalie Merchant and more.

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