8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Nassau BOCES School Library System Liaison meeting
7:00 PM Open House
7:00 PM Nassau BOCES Board meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Secondary Scheduling Workshop - Session #1
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Taste of Tech (parents and students)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM TASTE OF TECH (Parents and Students)_
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM New York State Reporting Part 2 - Novice
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Scheduling Preparation - Infinite Campus
On September 17, 2013, Nassau BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Thomas Rogers gave testimony in front of the New York State Senate Education Committee.
Nassau BOCES employees were awarded grants totaling more than $24,000 through the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting initiatives beyond the scope of the agency's budget.
|At Nassau BOCES, we are committed to helping school district leaders identify and address emerging educational issues. We frequently develop pilot programs, introducing potential shared services that can help improve student learning and reduce costs. |
Nassau BOCES is building one of the largest private fiber-optic networks in the country. Called Bo-TIE, this four-year project will connect the school districts of Nassau County, providing them with improved access to Internet and telephone services.
Nassau School and Municipal Savings Initiative
The Nassau School and Municipal Savings Initiative is a cooperative effort among Nassau BOCES, Nassau County, Nassau County school districts and public agencies to reduce costs by sharing services. The project began in earnest in 2009, although school officials have been meeting and planning for implementation since 2006. The initiative is supported by a $1 million 21st Century Demonstration Grant from the New York State Department of State. Results from this initiative will be used as a model for similar programs throughout the state.
Job-seekers now have another powerful place to get assistance — thanks to a new partnership between Nassau BOCES and GoodTemps, the staffing division of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Inc. In October, GoodTemps began offering job-placement services to students and other Nassau County residents at Nassau BOCES' Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center.
Northwest Evaluation Association pilot
Districts continue to join Nassau BOCES' ongoing pilot of the Northwest Evaluation Association's (NWEA) computerized adaptive test. Unlike traditional pen and paper tests, the NWEA test constantly adjusts based on the students' answers. Correct answers lead to more difficult questions, incorrect answers result in easier questions; after five to six answers the computer can generate the students' approximate score level. The remaining questions can then be dedicated toward fine-tuning the score and probing for deeper knowledge in sub-skills.