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June 29, 2012: From iPads to interactive lessons to accreditation of new programs, the 2012-13 BOCES Mini Grant winners will not disappoint. Learn More
June 29, 2012: Looking to get rid of your car or light truck model year 1990 or newer? Donate it to the Career & Tech School's automotive technology and auto body programs! Running vehicles are preferred, and they must be brought to the Albany campus. Contact Kathy Pavone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-4800 for more information.
June 29, 2012: The Health Careers Center of the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School is answering the pressing need for healthcare professionals, graduating 123 local men and women from its Practical Nursing for Adult Students program. Learn more
June 29, 2012: The Northeastern Regional Information Center is now on Twitter! Follow us at @BOCESNERIC, as well as hashtag #TechADay for all of the latest news, information and conversation about Technology Awareness Day 2012.
June 22, 2012: This summer, BOCES Instructional Services will offer the "Principals Series," a group of staff development workshops that aim to help principals guide their schools through the many education reforms currently underway. Learn more
June 22, 2012: On June 16, 28 students from across the Capital Region concluded their four-year journey as students and educators at Tech Valley High School. LEARN MORE
June 22, 2012: Career & Tech's top students for 2012 have made their marks in computer network technology, criminal justice and culinary arts. Learn more
June 15, 2012: TVHS teacher re-writes AP biology curriculum...for the nation. Details
June 15, 2012: BOCES committed to promoting respect and dignity. Details
June 13, 2012: Calling all campers! There is still time to sign up for these two great camps. Details
June 8, 2012: VIDEO: Student learns life lessons from Legacy Project. Details
June 8, 2012: BOCES, area schools host Chinese principal. Details
June 1, 2012: Students do doubly well to qualify for National Technical Honor Society. Details
June 1, 2012: Live and onstage for 2012-13: Theatre Institute at Sage internship program. Details
May 24, 2012: Creative learning is main exhibit at BOCES Arts Showcase. Details
May 24, 2012: Students tell tales from the sea. Details
May 24, 2012: BOCES named 2012 Energy STAR leader for improved efficiency. Details
May 24, 2012: TVHS to see record high enrollment next year. Details
May 18, 2012: Students get fueled with facts about clean energy, power-full careers. Details
May 18, 2012: Presentations spark safety among firefighters, bus drivers. Details
May 18, 2012: BOCES communications manager receives national recognition. Details
May 11, 2012: The Capital Region BOCES Board of Education will conduct a public hearing on May 21, 2012, to obtain comments from members of the public regarding proposed changes to the Code of Conduct Policy. Details
May 11, 2012: District Superintendent Charles Dedrick and TVHS Principal Dan Liebert were in select company on Tuesday as they listened to President Obama's address at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Details
May 11, 2012: A group of students from the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School (Career & Tech) returned triumphant from the recent New York State SkillsUSA Competition. Details
May 11, 2012: Student expo draws praise for TVHS. Details
May 11, 2012: Award winners to present to BOCES. Details
May 9, 2012: Education Commissioner pushes STEM education, praises TVHS as a model of what to do DETAILS on the Times Union website
May 4, 2012: Until recently, BOCES staff and school districts in need of troubleshooting help to resolve a technical problem called the Northeast Regional Information Center (NERIC) Help Desk. Now, when an issue with technology arises, chances are the NERIC Service Desk is already aware of the problem and is working to address it. Details
May 4, 2012: From helping students plan for life after graduation to creating creating "The Game of Life" to help middle school students learn budgeting and life skills, BOCES teaching assistants shared projects they created this school year on May 1 at the 2012 Teaching Assistant Showcase. Details
May 4, 2012: Build a better beehive: That was Eli Martinez’s goal. And build it he did. Martinez, a student in Paul Robert’s Carpentry Services class at Career & Tech’s Albany campus, is interested in raising his own food and living 'green'. Beekeeping is a natural fit for both of his goals. Details
May 4, 2012: Recently, peer buddies from Van Antwerp Middle School in the Niskayuna school district and the Capital Region BOCES special education program took part in the annual Best Buddies NY Friendship Walk held at Crossgates Mall. Details
May 4, 2012: Congratulations to Marcia Siver, who was recently named Representative of the Month by First New York Credit Union. Details
April 27, 2012: Capital Region BOCES is one of the safest educational organizations in New York this year, according to Utica National Insurance Group. Details
April 27, 2012: Capital Region BOCES component school districts approved the proposed 2012-13 school year $8.1 million BOCES administrative budget on April 23. The districts also re-elected three BOCES Board of Education members. Details
April 27, 2012: An innovative program is benefiting students at two local institutions — Tech Valley High School and The Sage Colleges. Launched earlier this year, the tutoring program matches college students in work study programs with TVHS students in need of assistance with a subject. Details
April 27, 2012: Would you like to master Windows ‘07, create great lessons using the iPad, or weave the New York state Common Core learning standards into your curriculum? Learning more about these and other valuable trainings and workshops is now just a click of the mouse away for Capital Region BOCES employees. Details
April 23, 2012: Education leaders from area BOCES are joining forces with college, state education leaders and business executives to launch a new initiative aimed at giving area students the tools to succeed in the 21st century workforce. Details
April 20, 2012: A celebration of student creativity and achievement is underway in the BOCES Central Administration/School Support Services headquarters. Details
April 20, 2012: Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School and Mohonasen Central School District have partnered to offer Tech Valley Manufacturing and Machining Technology, a new course for high school students that will launch in September 2012. Details
April 20, 2012: BOCES District Superintendent Charles Dedrick recently received a $24,000 Lowe's/SkillsUSA grant check from Bruce Potter, New York State SkillsUSA coordinator, on behalf of students at both Career & Technical School campuses. Students will use the money to repair two Schoharie County parks and a cemetery damaged last summer by tropical storms Irene and Lee. In the photo is a maintenance shed students built for Sloansville Cemetery. At Lasell Park, the students will demolish an old structure and are building a new 60-foot by 20-foot pavilion, repairing roads, and building and installing new picnic tables, benches and grills. For Fox Creek Park, the students are building a new sign, picnic tables and benches.
April 20, 2012: The Mini-Grant Program provides varying monetary awards of up to $1,000 to cover the costs of projects and initiatives that are suited to employees' unique professional talents and the needs of BOCES. The grants are awarded for both instructional and non-instructional projects. The deadline for application for grants for the 2012-13 school year is next Friday, April 27. Want to learn more about the BOCES Mini-Grant Program? Details
April 19, 2012: Congrats to Schoharie High School whose students traveled to Washington D.C. on April 18 to pick up their Community Choice Award for Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Details at FLIKR
April 5, 2012: A combination of video and staff presentations were used to detail the proposed 2012-2013 BOCES budget and the wide variety of services it affords during the 2012 Annual Meeting, held Wednesday at the Career & Technical School's Albany campus. DETAILS
April 5, 2012: Each spring, Special Education Division students and alumni dress up and step out for the Very Special Prom, and this year's event is just around the corner. DETAILS
April 2, 2012: U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson praised Tech Valley High School during a visit to the school on Tuesday that included a meeting with Capital Region BOCES District Superintendent Charles Dedrick. DETAILS
weeklong review of BOCES' Career & Technical Education (CTE)
division by a team from
the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools ended with praise for the division's
30, 2012: The spring 2012 issue of Great Expectations newsletter, including the Special Education Division's new mission statement and program, features is now available.
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March 28, 2012: 'Model' agreement reached between area architectural and engineering firm and Tech Valley High School. DETAILS
March 23, 2012: Nearly four dozen Career & Tech students won awards at the March 14 SkillsUSA Regional Competition at Schenectady County Community College. There, they competed against peers in career skills, knowledge and employment skill contests. DETAILS
March 23, 2012: About a dozen educators spent a day recently behind the desks of Tech Valley High School, learning how to integrate biotechnology and the nanosciences in their own classrooms. DETAILS
March 23, 2012: BOCES, in conjunction with the state education department, will be hosting an open town hall meeting on credit recovery. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 27, from 5 pm to 8 p.m. DETAILS
March 22, 2012: BOCES students recently spent the day at the state Capitol giving back to their community and advocating for mental health services. DETAILS
March 21, 2012: BOCES to host town hall seeking comment on Credit Recovery programs and suggestions for improving the implementation of the Board of Regents regulations on Credit Recovery. The event will take place at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road on March 27, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. DETAILS
March 20, 2012: Staff sessions seek to lend clarity to state budget proposal for BOCES, education aid. DETAILS
March 19, 2012: Congrats to students in Schoharie who won the Community Choice Award in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow grant competition. DETAILS
March 17, 2012: Heavy Equipment & Construction students really dig this grant in Schoharie. Details
March 12, 2012: Four-legged and furry, these aren't your average "tutors" - but their methods are proving especially effective with special education students. DETAILS
March 5, 2012: Four-legged and furry, these aren't your average "tutors" - but their methods are proving especially effective with special education students. DETAILS
March 5, 2012: BOCES District Superintendent Charles Dedrick was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF, Inc.). DETAILS
March 5, 2012: In addition to providing health and safety trainings and workshops for area schools, Health & Safety Coordinator Tim Murphy is now offering advice on topics that apply to municipalities as well. DETAILS
March 5, 2012: Tech Valley High welcomes another Chinese exchange teacher from Tianjin High School No. 41. DETAILS
February 21, 2012: Career & Tech students will repair two Schoharie parks thanks to a grant from Lowes. DETAILS
February 21, 2012: Congratulations to Special Education teacher Andy Lockwood on being named a WNYT Top Teacher. DETAILS
February 10, 2012: Regent James O. Jackson tours the latest programs at Career & Tech, NERIC. DETAILS
February 10, 2012: Career & Tech and Deaf/Hard of Hearing students collaborate on 'what's cookin' in the kitchen. DETAILS
February 10, 2012: SkillsUSA/Red Cross blood drive at Career & Tech could save nearly 200 lives. DETAILS
February 10, 2012: Thanks to 'Donors Choose,' Tech Valley High Art Teacher Ed Coolidge got the school a new kiln. DETAILS
February 3, 2012: iPad helps students say 'iCan!". DETAILS
January 23, 2012: Chinese delegation bids TVHS, region a fond farewell. DETAILS at techvalleyhigh.org
January 23, 2012: Since the summer, 17 school districts have partnered with BOCES to use NWEA assessment tools for local evaluations. DETAILS
January 23, 2012: Two of our component school districts have signed on to use NERIC Connect, an exclusive online tool from the Northeastern Regional Information Center. DETAILS
January 23, 2012: SCCC, Career & Tech partner to train skilled manufacturing workers. DETAILS
January 23, 2012: Inspiring achievement is at the heart of the new Special Education mission statement. DETAILS
January 9, 2012: A horse is a horse — and a teacher of course!
January 9, 2012: Chinese delegation to visit Tech Valley High
January 6, 2012: Journey Project celebrates American dreams
December 20, 2011: CTL21 offers engaging professional development opportunities
December 19, 2011: Innovative products, services showcased at Tech Awareness Day.
December 13, 2011: TVHS to lend expertise to national STEM education panel
December 13, 2011: Health/Safety/Risk Management offers tabletop exercises for schools
December 13, 2011: The halls are alive with the sound of music
December 7, 2011: Innovation will abound at Regional Technology Awareness Day
December 7, 2011: CTE Culinary alumna cooks up Colorado championship
November 1, 2011: Special education staff highlights student learning success
November 1, 2011: Hundreds visit Career & Tech open houses
October 20, 2011: BOCES sweeps state public relations awards
September 30, 2011: NYSED donates school supplies to weather impacted schools.
September 19, 2011: BOCES wins $1.4 million grant to run resource center
September 19, 2011: Students show off skills at STEM Expo
September 19, 2011: Expanded fashion show struts summer-long student effort
September 19, 2011: Chinese English teacher begins work at Tech Valley High.
September 19, 2011: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has scheduled a series of Public Agency Briefings in September for local agencies, including school districts, that sustained damage from Hurricanes Irene and Lee.
September 15, 2011: Dedrick provides testimony to regional economic council
September 13, 2011: NERIC offers tech, data recovery help after the storm
September 13, 2011: TVHS freshmen hear from businesses at school orientation.
September 13, 2011: Health/Safety/Risk Management takes action after Irene
September 13, 2011: Special Ed staff, Schalmont cooperate on donation space
September 7, 2011: New freshman students started classes at Tech Valley High Sept. 7.
September 5, 2011: Taiwanese leaders tour Tech Valley High.
August 30, 2011: Saturday, Sept. 10 is a very busy day for BOCES staffers.
August 30, 2011: APPR trainings canceled/rescheduled due to Hurricane Irene
August 30, 2011: BOCES staffer helps students show off sizzling culinary skills.
August 1, 2011: BOCES Communications Service picks up 13 national awards.
July 12, 2011: 118 graduate from Career & Tech's practical nursing program.
March 7, 2012: Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD "powers up" its technology access with help from BOCES. WNYT.COM
February 5, 2012: Commentary: Cuomo and the schools. Timesunion.com
January 23, 2012: Commentary: A new head of the class. TIMESUNION.COM
January 13, 2012: Grant allows TVHS to purchase distance learning equipment. WNYT.COM
January 11, 2012: Shelly to AQE: "You're the students' lobbyist." Timesunion.com
New York State School Boards Association responds to Governor's State of the State address. YOUTUBE.COM
January 11, 2012: Tech Valley High photos featured in the latest edition of NYSSBA's On Board publication. TECHVALLEYHIGH.ORG
January 11, 2012: Tech Valley High photos featured in the latest edition of NYSSBA's On Board publication. TECHVALLEYHIGH.ORG
January 11, 2012: Read the text of the Governor's second State of the State address. governor.ny.gov
January 11, 2012: Cuomo announces new education panel. NYTIMES.COM
EDITORIAL: State must fund schools fairly POSTSTAR.COM
Who has more impact: teachers or parents? - Op-ed piece from Tom Friedman titled "How about better parents?" NYTIMES.COM
New York state's testing director resigns. NYTIMES.COM
NYS Education Commissioner King talks about coming challenges. WCNY.ORG
'I am the future. Education me.' A video message from Massena High School senior Elizabeth Ruddy. WATCH THE VIDEO
Governor promised mandate relief, so where is it? EVENINGTRIBUNE.COM
Teachers return from China. FOX23NEWs.COM
October 25, 2011: Education delegation looks to China to form partnerships.