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Week of April 27, 2012

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Teacher from China

She is an English teacher teaching Mandarin Chinese - Meet Tech Valley High School's Ms. Ma
"Brigette" Yanchao



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Everyone is invited to attend the teaching assistant, teacher
aide, education
assistant showcase

The event is Tuesday, from
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Albany/Schoharie Rooms at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road. Activities will include a showcase of projects. Follow this link (PDF) for more information.

Join the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge

Capital Region BOCES employees are encouraged to form several teams and participate in the 3.5 mile run/walk Workforce Team Challenge. The event takes place on Thursday,
May 17, beginning at 6:25 p.m. Line up starts on Madison Avenue and the course works its way through historic Albany streets, Washington Park and returns to the finish at the New York State Museum. Afterward, t-shirts are handed out and music and refreshments will be provided. To sign up, please e-mail Deb Allen. Please indicate if you have a team or want to be placed on a team.






Districts approve 2012-2013
BOCES administrative budget 

Components approve $8.1 million plan

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. Full Story


Comptroller releases BOCES audit

Audit studies cost-effectiveness of BOCES non-instructional services

A letter from District Superintendent Charles S. Dedrick regarding the release of an audit on four BOCES to the west of the Capital Region. Full Story


BucciferroCapital Region BOCES earns 'platinum'
safety award

Insurer: BOCES is one of the safest workplaces in New York state

Capital Region BOCES is one of the safest educational organizations in New York this year, according to Utica National Insurance Group.  Full Story


Tech Valley
STEMSmart Alliance launched

Science, technology, engineering
and math are at the forefront of community collaboration

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. Full Story


BOCES launches 'one-stop shop'
for staff professional development

New resource answers employee requests

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. Full Story


TVHS-Sage program
benefits both institutions

College, high school students work together

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.
Full Story






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