Questar III begins District Superintendent search

Questar III is currently seeking applicants for District Superintendent of Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties. The position is vacant due to the retirement of James Baldwin, who served as District Superintendent for 12 years. Click below to access the search brochure and application.

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Questar III students use iPad as learning tool

This year, Questar III students at Sackett Educational Center are participating in a tablet pilot program using iPads as a tool for learning. Teachers are already reporting increased organization and engagement. Click on the link below to see the story.

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New pathways to post high school success

Questar III Chief Operating Officer Gladys Cruz discusses how the BOCES can assist with the realization of the newly approved pathways to graduation, as they have a long-standing record of success in educating students in Career and Technical Education programs in varied fields including STEM, humanities and the arts.

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Why reading books and school libraries still matter

Questar III Chief Operating Officer Gladys Cruz discusses how it is true that there is room for growth with tablet devices and e-books, but that there is also a need to strike a balance between traditional and technological-savvy approaches. Click the link below to read her full column.

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Stay connected to our schools

Looking to keep up-to-date with what is happening in public education locally? A number of school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties are now on social media. Click the link below to like or follow these schools.

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2014-15 Calendar

The 2014-15 Calendar is available online.

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Impact of 37 BOCES

Did you know that 93 percent of students enrolled in a New York State BOCES Career and Technical Education program will graduate? Or that there are more than 27,625 adult students taught by BOCES workforce development programs? The impact of all 37 BOCES across New York State is clear. Check out this report to see how BOCES are helping schools.

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Enroll in a Career and Technical Education Program

Questar III's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are great ways to learn and explore a career before entering college, technical school or the workforce. Courses are taught in real-world environments, from airports to hospitals. Students in these classes work towards a Regents Diploma, and some may be eligible for the Technical Endorsement on that Diploma.

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We're on social media!

Questar III BOCES is now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Like us and follow us for the latest information, news and events, and join in on the conversation!


To like Questar III's Facebook page, click here. To follow us on Twitter, click here. To view our LinkedIn page, click here.

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Parent brochure explaining Common Core Learning Standards

Questar III’s School Improvement Office developed a brochure to help parents and guardians better understand the changes happening in public education. The brochure, which is available by clicking the link below, provides suggestions on how to help your child with English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  

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  • Dignity for All Students Act

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    Understanding New York's property tax cap

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  • Districts pool $1.3 million to improve achievement

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  • Understanding New York’s learning standards

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