Tailored Approach Supports D/HH Students’ Language Learning

“It is confusing… just do your best and use your strategies,” Speech Therapist Kate Munro said as she encouraged elementary-age students in our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) program during a recent lesson on English grammar. Learning to speak, read and write in English is challenging—both for those for whom English is a first …

Business Partners Help Students Build Life, Employability Skills

Work-based learning can take all shapes and forms—from repairing automobiles at a dealership to running wiring with an electrician or folding and sorting clothes for an area retailer. The latter is exactly the work currently undertaken by students in  the Retail/Office Services and Vocational Training & Transition programs. While working with Capital Region BOCES business …

COVID-19 Vaccination For Children

This message was sent to families/guardians of students in our special education programs by Director of Special Education Caralee  Kardash on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians:  We are writing to share that New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced vaccination eligibility for children ages 5 to 11.  Ten of New York state’s mass vaccination …

Student-Made Products, Services Available

Dresses and facemasks, Adirondack chairs, sheds and automotive repairs are just some of the products and services offered to the public by students in our Career & Technical School programs. Learn about these and other offers at our Career & Technical School Storefront.

Capital Region’s Kindergarten Students to Learn the ABCs of STEM

STEM Kits To Promote Hands-on Learning and Family Engagement In addition to learning their traditional ABCs, kindergarten students from across the Capital Region will learn the ABCs of STEM® — a program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts to young children. Capital Region BOCES is helping coordinate the local launch of this …

Kristin O’Callaghan Honored for Commitment to Improvement

October 2021 Commitment Award For Excellence Congratulations to Kristin O’Callaghan for winning the October 2021 Commitment Award for Improvement! Kristin is a Program Coordinator II with the Testing & Data Reports Team. Kristin was hired in October 2019 after which there was the cancellation of the NYS exams for 3 – 8 and June Regents …

The Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Team Honored for Commitment to Excellence

September 2021 Commitment Award For Excellence Congratulations to the entire Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Team for winning the September 2021 Commitment Award for Excellence! The Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program is a federal grant program, wherein nonpublic schools could apply to the State to receive reimbursement and/or assistance to help with …

Congratulations To Our 2021-22 SkillsUSA Officers

Aspiring nurses, graphic designers, chefs, contractors and fashion designers are among this year’s SkillsUSA student leaders at our Career and Technical School Albany and Schoharie campuses. During a tradition-rich ceremony, the officers were sworn-in and conducted their first official acts as SkillsUSA officers. 2020-21 Albany Campus SkillsUSA Officers Morning Officers President Jacob Gilmore, Two-Year Sequence …

Practical Nursing Program Draws Adults To Area For Learning

This year, a pair of students from New York City have relocated to the Capital Region to learn in our Adult Practical Nursing program—a testament to the quality of this adult education program.  “I moved up here for this program because I heard good things about it,” said Caleigh Torres of the Bronx, who is …

Technology Awareness Day 2021

NERIC’s annual Technology Awareness Day brings together students, educators and vendor partners to highlight innovations in education technology and ways schools can use them to enhance instruction and operations.

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