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News Archives, 2010-2011

News headlines from the home page of this Website are archived here. Read 2009-2010 archives



arrow bulletSeptember 2011: 9/11 anniversary inspires reflections on life, government, liberty by New Visions: Law & Government students

arrow bulletJune 30, 2011: On July 14, Capital Region BOCES will host one of several summits taking place across the state to help school districts use data to close the achievement gap.

arrow bulletJune 24, 2011: The first to bend educational norms: Tech Valley High graduates its first class.

arrow bulletJune 20, 2011: From community participation to learning with iPad apps, the BOCES Mini grant program will fund some interesting projects in 2011-12.

arrow bulletJune 13, 2011: Career & Tech names outstanding students, Fuchs Award winners.

arrow bulletJune 3, 2011: Two join Labor Relations & Negotiations Service to help schools negotiate with employee organizations.

arrow bulletJune 3, 2011: NERIC employees spent the Memorial Day weekend scanning state tests for the region's schools.

arrow bulletJune 3, 2011: Now You're Cooking' program inspires new crop of teen chefs.

arrow bulletJune 3, 2011: Maywood students 'walk the walk' for autism awareness.

arrow bulletJune 3, 2011: Congratulations to the Voorheesville Middle School/High School Odyssey of the Mind team, which won first place at World Finals on May 27.

arrow bulletMay 27, 2011: Congratulations to District Superintendent Charles Dedrick, who has been elected to the American Association of School Administrators Governing Board.

arrow bulletMay 26, 2011: Meet Special Education Teacher - and author - Sharon Swain

arrow bulletMay 26, 2011: Celebrating 30 years: Very Special Prom 2011.

arrow bulletMay 13, 2011: From high school senior to motivational speaker: Meet Melanie Hecker

arrow bulletMay 11, 2011: BOCES teaching assistants show off some of the great projects they helped to organize this school year

arrow bulletMay 11, 2011: ECDC presents to state ed panel on inclusion programs for pre-school special education students

arrow bulletMay 11, 2011: University at Albany recognizes District Superintendent

arrow bulletMay 5, 2011: Capital Region Spelling Bee winners recognized at reception

arrow bulletMay 2, 2011: Thank you to BOCES components' boards of education, for approving the 2011-12 administrative budget.

arrow bulletMay 2, 2011: Does your district need help navigating NERIC's many technology services? There's a new team for that.

arrow bulletMay 2, 2011: Arts in Education programs enjoy a revival thanks to the Theater Institute at Sage.

arrow bulletApril 26, 2011: 23rd Annual BOCES Art Show opens today.

arrow bulletApril 22, 2011: Career & Tech students win state Skills USA championships.

arrow bulletApril 22, 2011: The Spring 2011 edition of "Great Expectations" is available.

arrow bulletApril 15, 2011: BOCES "Power In Numbers" video "premieres" at April 14 annual meeting.

arrow bulletApril 15, 2011: Bulky filing cabinets, be warned: NERIC's laserfiche service is helping districts and BOCES cut the clutter.

arrow bulletApril 8, 2011: CTE and partner to offer high-tech, high fun summer camps this July.

arrow bulletApril 8, 2011: NERIC to offer automatic YouTube filtering service.

arrow bulletApril 8, 2011: Mini grant makes pilot program for online bloodborne pathogen training possible. DETAILS

arrow bulletApril 1, 2011: The proposed BOCES budget, going before districts April 27, includes no increase in administrative charges.

arrow bulletApril 1, 2011: Review the proposed 2011-12 BOCES budget, and take a look at recent cost-saving measures on our newly updated Budget News webpage.

arrow bulletApril 1, 2011: Capital Region BOCES has a new, more user-friendly online calendar.

arrow bulletApril 1, 2011: Dozens of educators from across the state descended upon Tech Valley High School March 31 for the New Tech Network Summit.

arrow bulletApril 1, 2011: For $30, you can help a student attend the Very Special Prom.

arrow bulletApril, 2011: Congratulations to many local students who competed at the March 26 New York State Odyssey of the Mind competition, and good luck to the Bethlehem and Voorheesville teams headed to World Finals May 27. Congratulations also to Cobleskill, for winning The Ranatra Fusca Award for exceptional creativity at the state competition.

arrow bulletApril, 2011: Register today... Capital Region BOCES' 2011 Annual Meeting is set for April 14.

arrow bulletMarch 23, 2011: BOCES leaders announce pay freeze; district fee remains frozen as a result

arrow bulletMarch 23, 2011: Career & Tech's SkillsUSA-winning students are featured in the March 23 Times Union

arrow bulletMarch 11, 2011: Congratulations to Capital Region BOCES Board of Education member Gary DiLallo.

arrow bulletMarch 11, 2011: Student creativity rules the day at annual Odyssey of the Mind Tournament.

arrow bulletMarch 11, 2011: The parents of Evan M. Schwarz have established the Evan M. Schwarz Helping Hand scholarship.

arrow bulletMarch 11, 2011: Tech Valley High is now on Twitter.

arrow bulletMarch 9, 2011: 47 districts release legislative position paper.

arrow bulletMarch 8, 2011: TVHS students use J-terms to research everything from stopping cancer to life as a railroad conductor

arrow bulletMarch 4, 2011: BOCES' energy savings tops $390,000, equivalent to 126,623 gallons of heating oil.

arrow bulletMarch 4, 2011: Report shows special education students made great progress in key subjects over the past three years.

arrow bulletMarch 2, 2011: Students to compete in Region 7 Odyssey of the Mind on March 5

arrow bulletMarch 1, 2011: Capital Region BOCES has helped Cairo-Durham save $70,000 through energy conservation (WNYT).

arrow bulletFebruary 20, 2011: District Superintendent Charles Dedrick is quoted in a Feb. 20 NY Times article.

arrow bulletFebruary 18, 2011: Students cook up local SkillsUSA awards at Feb. 18 ceremony.

arrow bulletFebruary, 2011: They love reading!

arrow bulletFebruary, 2011: New Visions: Law & Government students travel to the seat of independence.

arrow bulletFebruary 18, 2011: New NERIC service helps districts meet Regents scanning requirements.

arrow bulletFebruary 18, 2011: China/BOCES partnership finalized, draws praise from Education Commissioner.

arrow bulletFebruary 15, 2011: BOCES staff, students worked to educate legislators, advocate for schools in BOCES Lobby Day effort.

arrow bulletFebruary 15, 2011: Tianjin guests lunch, talk, learn at Career & Tech.

arrow bulletFebruary 11, 2011: Career & Tech students beat heavy (equipment) competition.

arrow bulletFebruary 11, 2011: Guilderland 6th grader Mateen Sharif wins Capital Region Spelling Bee.

arrow bulletFebruary 7, 2011: Chinese delegation slated to visit Capital Region

arrow bulletFebruary 4, 2011: Special education teachers learn co-teaching is a best practice for all

arrow bulletFebruary 2011: When winter storms descend upon the Capital Region, NERIC staff look to a different kind of"cloud" to ensure essential services never take a snow day

arrow bulletJanuary 28, 2011: NYS Board of Regents and NYSED hosted forum on graduation changes at Colonie Central High School

arrow bulletJanuary 11, 2011: Reality Check staff and students rally in Albany

arrow bulletJanuary 10, 2011: Career & Tech students offering free haircuts to military personnel

arrow bulletJanuary 4, 2011: BOCES sharing helps save money

arrow bulletJanuary 2011: Capital Region BOCES' role in regional initiatives featured on Talk 1300 AM radio

arrow bulletJanuary 2011: NYS Police produced a video to help make students aware of how they can help keep schools safe

arrow bulletJanuary 2011: 2011-2012 Regional Calendar has been released

arrow bulletDecember 20, 2010: New Visions: Law & Government, Brookwood students testify on U.S. Constitution via video link

arrow bulletDecember 10, 2010: 500+ educators, students and vendors attended the 22nd annual Technology Awareness Day

arrow bulletDecember 8, 2010: School Nurses Day is an annual favorite

arrow bulletDecember 7, 2010: Video conference partnership between students in London and the Capital Region officially kicked off

arrow bulletDecember 2010: BOCES is collecting Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) resources as they become available

arrow bulletDecember 2010: A new online, searchable Grants Database with 200+ grant opportunities is now available to districts

arrow bulletNovember 30, 2010: Guidance counselors visit Tech Valley High as recruiting season begins

arrow bulletNovember 26, 2010: Times Union has high praise for new consortium of districts

arrow bulletNovember 19, 2010: Capital Region BOCES saves $1.5 million with retirement incentives

arrow bulletNovember 17, 2010: 21 districts pool Race to the Top funds to form unprecedented consortium

arrow bulletNovember 19, 2010: Students raise awareness of dangers of tobacco ads

arrow bulletNovember 10, 2010: Everyone's a medalist at Culinary Cornucopia benefit

arrow bulletNovember 5, 2010: Tech Valley High School students compete in contest of 'beautiful writing'

arrow bulletNovember 5, 2010: Capital Region BOCES has hired an internal auditor with long-term cost-savings in mind

arrow bulletNovember 5, 2010: New video suite enhances already growing service

arrow bulletNovember 4, 2010: Unreal can be good!

arrow bulletNovember 4, 2010: Career & Tech students glimpse future in career fairs

arrow bulletNovember 2, 2010: New Visions students capture democracy in action

arrow bulletNovember 2010: Reading, writing... and rush-hour retail!

arrow bulletOctober 29, 2010: Special Education director hired as part of study

arrow bulletOctober 29, 2010: BOCES had strong presence at NYS School Boards Association conference

arrow bulletOctober 15, 2010: New Special Education study shows student success, satisfaction

arrow bulletOctober 15, 2010: A recent BOCES workshop drew 120 educators asking questions

arrow bulletOctober 14, 2010: Tech Valley High students find river 'open book' of knowledge

arrow bulletOctober 12, 2010: Special education hosted a forum on improving high school success

arrow bulletOctober 8, 2010: District Superintendent Charles Dedrick was named the Questar III BOCES interim

arrow bulletOctober 7, 2010: Career & Tech chef, student featured on WNYT-TV13

arrow bulletOctober 7, 2010: Nanotechnology leader visits Tech Valley High School

arrow bulletOctober 6, 2010: Join us for Career & Tech School Fall Open Houses

arrow bulletOctober 1, 2010: NERIC offers a new level of reliability thanks to its new data center

arrow bulletOctober 1, 2010: Capital Region BOCES receives clean audit

arrow bulletOctober 2010: Final Special Education Division study released

arrow bulletSeptember 30, 2010: BOCES-led consortium receives $2 million grant

arrow bulletSeptember 24, 2010: Tech Valley High elects board

arrow bulletSeptember 21, 2010: Career & Tech students, alumna take on Washington

arrow bulletSeptember 21, 2010: Career & Tech chefs, students support Regional Food Bank

arrow bulletSeptember 21, 2010: Career & Tech students, alumna take on Washington, D.C.

arrow bulletSeptember 21, 2010: Culinary students make big deposit of time and talent into Food Bank dinner

arrow bulletSeptember 17, 2010: BOCES sweeps public relations contest awards

arrow bulletSeptember 17, 2010: BOCES saves $300,000 and 13,859 trees

arrow bulletSeptember 17, 2010: NYS Education Department officials met with superintendents

arrow bulletSeptember 17, 2010: Students need more access to Career & Tech Ed, Swett tells Regents

arrow bulletSeptember 17, 2010: BOCES website wins top award

arrow bulletSeptember 6, 2010: BOCES featured prominently in Sept. 6 OnBoard

arrow bulletSeptember 2010: BOCES-led consortium writes $6.25 million grant to radically change area high schools

arrow bulletSeptember 2010:Career & Tech and Schenectady County Community College offer HVAC Excellence class

arrow bulletSummer 2010: Assistant District Superintendent Carl Strang to oversee Special Education study

arrow bulletSummer 2010: Tribute to 2010 Special Education grads

arrow bulletSummer 2010: Special Education student/ "Gray Day" originator in the news

arrow bulletSummer 2010: Special Education student receives Albany County award for community service

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Adult & Continuing Education catalog available

arrow bulletAugust 2010: NATEF recertifies Med/Heavy Duty Truck Repair program

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Area teens enjoy SEMI High Tech U

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Great Expectations newsletter released

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Substitute teacher removed from list

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Welcome to new board member Gary DiLallo

arrow bulletAugust 2010: District Superintendent speaks out against tax caps in the Times Union

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Capital Region BOCES featured in the July/August Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber magazine

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Career & Tech program only one in state to receive national certification

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Answering the call for trained professionals in a high-tech, green Capital Region

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Management Services offers Board of Education fiscal training

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Educators learn about video games in education at Tech Valley High School

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Tech Valley High students return from China

arrow bulletJuly 2010: SEMI camp will be a whole lot of fun for teens this August

arrow bulletJuly 2010: Thank you John Yagielski!

arrow bulletJuly 2010: Careers Without Limits course guide wins national award

arrow bulletJuly 2010: Administrators dispute comptroller's findings on reserves

arrow bulletJuly 2010: Assistant District Superintendent tapped to lead Special Education plan

arrow bulletJuly 2010: Career & Tech class far exceeds national average on advanced placement exams

arrow bulletJuly 2010: More than 650 HS students complete Career & Tech studies



Other News:

arrow bulletJune 25, 2011: Tax cap put in place.

arrow bulletJune 24, 2011: School's out, and the numbers are in: Regional school district rankings from the Business Review.

arrow bulletJune 22, 2011: The Education Law Center's national report card asks, "Is School Funding Fair?"

arrow bulletJune 16, 2011: State School Boards Association offers method of contacting legislators to speak against proposed tax cap.

arrow bulletJune 16, 2011: Commentary: Cap on property taxes may make schools worse.

arrow bulletJune 14, 2011: NYSED releases latest graduation numbers, which shows rates have improved slightly.

arrow bulletJune 13, 2011:The world-champion Voorheesville Odyssey of the Mind team is honored by the State Legislature

arrow bulletMay 18, 2011: Despite tough times, fewer school budgets go down than in the past.

arrow bulletMay 16, 2011: Board of Regents elects John King Commission of Education.

arrow bulletMike Rowe, creator and host of TV's Dirty Jobs, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on the importance of school programs for future skilled laborers.

arrow bulletApril 2011: SED invites public comments on draft teacher and principal evaluation regulations.

arrow bulletMarch 2011: 'Funding cliff' adds to pressure on strapped education budgets.

arrow bulletMarch 2011: Details emerge from budget agreement.

arrow bulletMarch 2011: Times Union letter recognizes BOCES as longtime collaborator.

arrow bulletMarch 2011: Rich District, Poor District: Editorial illustrates state aid inequities.

arrow bulletJanuary 2011: BOCES across the state are finding new ways for districts to save money

arrow bulletDecember 2010: Board of Regents has released its recommendations for 2011-2012 state aid

arrow bulletNovember 2010: Important clarification on stopping for school buses

arrow bulletNovember 2010: NY State Education Department has released its latest school data, including identifying those schools that are "in need of improvement"

arrow bulletNovember 2010: Governor candidate Cuomo predicts school aid cuts

arrow bulletNovember 2010: Before you go see "Waiting for Superman," check out this fact-checking article

arrow bulletNovember 2010:NY Times article claims problems with NY state tests have been long known

arrow bulletNovember 2010:NYSED updates schools on use of Race to the Top funds

arrow bulletSeptember 2010: President calls for longer school year, other changes

arrow bulletSeptember 2010: President Obama makes second annual 'back to school ' address

arrow bulletSeptember 2010: Anti-bullying law requires Code of Conduct change

arrow bulletSeptember 2010: School boards focused on reform

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Federal education secretary visits Albany

arrow bulletAugust 2010: NY State Education Department releases its list of 'persistently dangerous' schools

arrow bulletAugust 2010: NYS has won nearly $700 million in Race to the Top funds

arrow bulletAugust 2010: January Regents are on but June exam cuts are definite

arrow bulletAugust 2010: States slated to receive $607 million in aid, but timing bad to rehire teachers

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Additional federal funding causing confusion

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Regents exams deemed too easy; NYS Education Department planning changes

arrow bulletAugust 2010: Lawmakers pass a NY State budget

arrow bulletJuly 2010: NY State budget could mean mid-year cuts, payment delays, analysis finds

arrow bulletJuly 2010: NY State adopts national education standards

arrow bulletJuly 2010: NYSED releases grades 3-8 exam scores

arrow bulletJuly 2010: NYSED raises bar for grades 3-8 math and English exams

arrow bulletJuly 2010: NYSED releases revised 2010-2011 schedule for elementary, intermediate exams

arrow bulletJuly 2010: Study connects life success to kindergarten teachers

arrow bulletJuly 2010: Guilderland names Marie Wiles new superintendent

arrow bulletJune 2010: NYSED cutting exams to save $$

arrow bulletJune 2010: Employers expect college, but two years often enough

arrow bulletJune 2010: NYSED release grades 3-8 exam changes

arrow bulletJune 2010: NYSED releases Regents exam calendar for 2011-2013


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