About the Central New York Task Force

Central New York Task Force

The Central New York Task Force is committed to improving educational access and outcomes for students with disabilities through a collaborative regional and statewide network of stakeholders representing a variety of perspectives in addressing the special education needs of students in Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga counties, as well as New York State.

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Adult Education in New York State

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Liverpool Library

Carman Community Room
310 Tulip Street Liverpool, NY 13088

Topic Description:
Do you wonder what the Adult Education options are for young adults who do not complete high school with a local or Regents diploma? Or, do you wonder what is available if the young adult does complete high school with a diploma and wants further training but doesn't want to go to college?

In New York State the G.E.D. has been replaced with the T.A.S.C. in order to align adult learning standards with the Common Core Curriculum. Learn more about how to access T.A.S.C. programming and what to expect from adult education. The presentation will also cover the adult education and training options offered at the BOCES Adult Education Campus in Liverpool. Learn about what is offered, how to apply, and what the possible funding options are at BOCES.

Our Presenters:

Kelli Cooney has been working in Adult Education with the Syracuse City School District for the past 9 years. She taught English as a Second Language at the West Side Learning Center for three years before moving to a position as Data Manager and Literacy Liaison at the Johnson Center. She has been the TASC Coordinator for SCSD Adult Ed since 2014. Kelli also serves on the board of the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education and on the Public Relations Committee for the Adult Education Roundtable of the Onondaga County Literacy Coalition.
Matthew Tarolli is the coordinator of the OCM BOCES Adult Education program. The BOCES program offers full time training programs, part time evening classes, literacy (High School Equivalency preparation) and ESOL services. Matt has been in education for 24 for years as a teacher, vice principal, principal and coordinator in the OCM BOCES programs.

Please register using the Google link: https://goo.gl/forms/38D8iurtrpMGg8Cn1

For questions contact:
Dianne Pennings



Katherine Teasdale-Edwards