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September 18, 2014

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Albany, New York 12205
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"Tablets with Google Play for Education" workshop Sept. 30

Educators are invited to join NERIC for a Google playdate! We'll explore "Tablets with Google Play for Education" Sept. 3,  8 to 11:30 a.m at NERIC/Albany, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Albany, NY LEARN MORE AND REGISTER»

“Unconference” showcases innovative educational technologies, applications

Innovative educational technologies were on display at NERIC’s Model School’s Connected Classrooms “unconference,” held on Aug. 25 and 26. MORE»

Students, staff prep for a new year of virtual learning

For a third school year, Capital Region BOCES and NERIC will partner to help deliver Virtual AP (VAP) — a 2.0 turn on the advanced placement (AP) coursework students take to earn college credit while still in high school. MORE»

Dale Breault named NERIC's new director

Dale Breault, the Northeastern Regional Information Center’s assistant director for North Country operations, has been named the new director of the NERIC. The reinstated NERIC director’s position and related leadership change was formally approved by the Capital Region BOCES Board of Education on July 31 during a special session. The change will take effect on Sept. 1. MORE»

NYSED authorizes early release of 2014 Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Testing Program Instructional Reports

Click here to read the memo from the New York State Education Department.

NERIC’s Dale Breault speaks at Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Smart Schools Public Symposium

On Monday, July 21, Dale Breault, assistant director of the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) of the Capital Region BOCES, was among five presenters who lead the discussion on best practices in technology-enabled education and learning at the first Smart Schools public symposium held at the State Capitol in Albany. MORE»

NERIC, districts work toward learning/content management solution

Based on requests from users of NERIC Connect for a more "intuitive," "user-friendly" service, NERIC has begun the search—with presentations by representatives from Aptiris, Engrade, Desire2Learn, LoudCloud, Mindex and Schoology at NERIC’s Albany offices on June 4 and 5—for alternative Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Content Management Services (CMS) that will better serve our consumers. MORE»



Save the Date

2014 Tech Awareness Day, Dec. 12

Event in its 26th year, showcases innovations in tech ed

NERIC's Tech Awareness Day 2014 will be held at the Holiday Inn/Wolf Road in Colonie, N.Y. on Friday, Dec.12.

This anticipated annual event offers students, faculty and technology leaders from school districts around New York the chance to learn and to present the cutting-edge technologies being used in classrooms today. MORE»

Click here to view the form for vendor and district 2014 Tech Awareness Day session descriptions/submissions.


Web-based resources

Navigating NERIC's re-organized NERIC website

We hope you find this re-organized website of the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) more user-friendly and easier to navigate. Please take some time to look around this site and see "what's new."

If you are a school district representative looking for Cognos Reports or your district folders on SharePoint, they are still available. Direct links to this information can also be found in the resource section of our Testing webpage.

If you are a NERIC employee interested in accessing internal information, please click on "Employees Only" in the "Quick Links" section at the right of this page.

If you are having difficulty finding what you need on this site, please contact the NERIC Service Desk at (518) 862-5400 or

2014-15 Services Guide now online

The 2014-15 Capital Region BOCES Services Guide, including NERIC's service and program descriptors and pricing, is now online. To go directly to the listing of NERIC programs and services for 2014-15, click on the "NERIC Services" button at the top of this page.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of 18 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.

Click here to learn more about how NERIC is supporting PARCC in New York State and to access PARCC resources.


Professional Development & Trainings

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