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2015-16 News Archive

2015-16 news headlines from the home page of this website are archived here. Click here to view the 2014-15 news archive.

April 2016

May 3 webinar on instructional technology planning

On May 3, NERIC will hold a webinar for districts, providing an orientation to the instructional technology plan submission process as well as a review of the changes to this year’s survey. This webinar will be recorded. The webinar link will be available soon. MORE

May 20 workshop on "Student Centered Learning by Design"

On May 20, NERIC and the BrightBytes Institute will offer educators from around New York a day of learning and collaboration around student-centered learning by design.

This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NERIC’s Albany facility, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12005.

Click here to learn more and register for this free, day-long workshop.

NERIC secures Smart Schools CoSer

NERIC has secured a new CoSer from NYSED to support districts with the acquisition of the technology outlined in their Smart Schools Investment Plans (SSIP). MORE

January 2016

Capital Region BOCES 2016-17 budget information is now available

A series of board presentations in public session took place on Jan. 21 and Feb. 22 and included the six divisions of BOCES: Career and Technical Education (CTE), Management Services, Educational Support Services (ESS), Special Education and NERIC. MORE»

December 2015

2015 Regional Technology Awareness Day showcases innovations that are transforming schools

More than 600 students, administrators, faculty and technology leaders from 88 New York school districts, NERIC leadership and staff and educational technology providers and members of the Capital Region BOCES administrative team and board of education gathered on Dec. 11, 2015 at the Radisson Albany Hotel/Wolf Road in Colonie for NERIC’s 27th Annual Technology Awareness Day. MORE»

November 2015

NERIC unveils new, high-tech North Country facility

Dozens of NERIC staff, members of the NERIC and Capital Region BOCES leadership teams, BOCES district superintendents and those from the area business community gathered on Nov. 4 for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting at NERIC’s new Plattsburgh facility. MORE»

October 2015

NERIC, Capital Region BOCES host Oct. 27 Smart Schools Bond Act Forum

Representatives of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) were on-hand on Oct. 27 to discuss the Smart Schools Bond Act reimbursement process. Click here to learn more about this one-time Smart Schools event.

Miss the live event?

Click here to watch a recording of the Oct. 27 Smart Schools Forum with NYSED and NERIC.

Smart Schools Bond Act Q & A

Visit the NYSED Smart Schools Bond Act resources page to view many of the questions and answers addressed during the Oct. 27 forum.

NERIC Model Schools publishes fall course catalog

New courses are available to NERIC Model Schools districts. Check out the fall 2015 catalog. MORE»

September 2015

NERIC Director Dale Breault tapped to weigh in on computer-based testing

Breault recently spoke with the Times Union on NYSED's plan for computerized Grade 3-8 pilot tests this year. MORE»

Summer of learning

Dedication and hard work can get you anywhere! Learn more about NERIC’s participation in Capital Region BOCES' Regional Summer School program. MORE»

August 2015

Marlene MacFee named new manager for Computer Systems Integration (CSI)

Marlene MacFee has been named the new Managing Program Coordinator I for NERIC's Computer Systems Integration (CSI) service. MORE»

Penny Roberts named new manager of NERIC's schooltool service

Penny Roberts has been selected as a Managing Program Coordinator I for NERIC's schooltool service, the role formerly held by John Wyld, who has moved to NERIC’s Managed IT team as a Technical Account Manager. MORE»

July 2015

Marc Iorio named new manager of Financial Services

Marc Iorio has been selected as the new managing program coordinator I for Financial Services. MORE»

NERIC Director Dale Breault interviewed by WRGB CBS 6 News

Following the announcement that NYSED had released grades 3-8 instructional reports, WRGB CBS 6 News reached out to Breault for his comments. Watch the interview here.