Hear messages given to graduating Barry Tech seniors by NYS Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, departing District Superintendent Thomas Rogers and 2013 alumna Kadesha Roberts.
Laura Holder-Gibbs has been named principal of the Nassau BOCES Adult Education Programs.
Congratulations to Nassau County's Valedictorians and Salutatorians!
More than 130 students from Nassau BOCES Barry Tech became members of the National Technical Honor Society.
More than 40 students from Nassau BOCES Barry Tech earned scholarships for academic achievement, competence in their chosen career field and service to their community.
$2 million Virtual Advanced Placement Grant … Nassau BOCES was awarded a $2 million grant by the New York State Department of Education to develop, implement and provide access to online Advanced Placement (AP) courses for Long Island’s low-income students. Teachers and educational leaders from throughout Long Island gathered for a kick-off event to launch this initiative. Learn more.
Center for Online Learning … Our newly formed Center for Online Learning is a central hub for online courses and content for students, educators and adults. It is home to the Nassau BOCES Virtual School, which allows districts to offer their students a variety of additional courses. Learn more.
Security Command Center … Recently unveiled, the new Nassau BOCES Customer Care and Security Center provides participating school districts with real-time security monitoring. The center is connected to the Nassau County Police Department and allows the police the ability to tap into schools’ live camera feeds during crisis situations. Learn more.
$2.5 Million New York State P-TECH Grant ... A Nassau BOCES-led consortium has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from NYSED that will prepare hundreds of Long Island students for high-skill jobs in demanding technology fields. The Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) grant will enable Nassau BOCES and the project’s financial lead, Uniondale UFSD, to move forward with an educational partnership that will leverage public and private resources, including school districts, Western Suffolk BOCES, Farmingdale State College and aerospace manufacturer Arkwin Industries Inc. Learn more.
Harvard Strategic Data Project … Harvard University recently selected Nassau BOCES to participate in its Strategic Data Project, which was created to revolutionize the way data are collected, analyzed and shared to improve outcomes for students. Learn more.
Hofstra University Youth Programs Partnership … Over the summer we partnered with Hofstra University to provide a wide variety of programs for young people, including outdoor adventures and career exploration courses in fields such as aviation and criminal justice. Learn more.
Pearson Assessment Pilot … Nassau BOCES participated in a major pilot of a new assessment that will measure college readiness. The computer-based assessment was developed by Pearson to engage students while analyzing their abilities in 21st-century skills. Learn more.
College Courses for Special Education Students … We recently introduced an innovative initiative that helps special education students to earn college credit while preparing them for the world of higher education. Partnering with Farmingdale State College’s “University in the High School,” Nassau BOCES now provides dual-enrollment opportunities for special needs high school students. Learn more.
Pace University Certificate Program … Nassau BOCES, in partnership with Pace University and The Center for Educational Leadership at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, is offering a new professional certificate program for educational administrators who have the responsibility of a District Data Administrator/Chief Information Officer (DDA/CIO) in a public school district. It is set to begin in spring 2014.
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.
Revised: February 11, 2014