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Suite 180
NY 14225
(716) 651-0560
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    ACCES / West RAEN  (Regional Adult Education Network)
ACCES/West RAEN serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Orleans and Niagara counties.  It is one of seven (7) Regional Adult Education Networks established by the NY State Department of Education's ACCES Adult Education and Workforce Development Team.    

The six (6) other Regional Adult Education Networks (RAEN) are:                
East                                                             Long Island               
New York City                                             Hudson Valley    
Mid State                                                     Mid West

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Snow is just around the corner and the RAEN would like to remind you about winter safety and being sensible about workshops.

                Workshops and meetings that we cancel due to anticipated bad weather will be posted on this website. 
                If we have to cancel a workshop the evening before the training or early that morning, we'll be using the email address that you have
                provided with your registration.  Many teachers who register for our trainings provide a "work" email address.  That is fine, but be aware
                that if it's a work contact and your office is closed, you won't get notice from us. We cannot be responsible for that situation.
                It's also well known that it can be a dry sunny day in one part of our region and a howling blizzard twenty minutes away.  If travel where
                you live is unsafe, please be wise and stay home! 

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I need to post this every year - it is a great reminder of one of the principles that guide the work of this RAEN:

"Teachers are calling us looking for Common Core OR TASC trainings. That simply doesn't exist. The TASC is aligned to the             Common Core State Standards, and the two cannot be separate. The TASC is a national high school equivalency assessment that measures examinees' levels of achievement relative to that of graduating high school seniors AND readiness for college and the  workforce as defined by the Common Core Learning Standards. Our workshops this year will focus on linking the Common Core      Standards to the TASC and instructional strategies that promote student success on the TASC, such as how to turn an ordinary worksheet into a meaningful rigorous task."

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You can find an interactive map of West RAEN Literacy Zones and the services they provide at this link:          



 Image result for TASC test logo for postingThere is a new blog posted about the TASC Test.  Find and follow it at

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Follow us on Twitter (@ampRAEN) for real time comments during our trainings;  links to educational resources; and information about our workshops as they are posted.

NOTE:   For a list of workshop topics, sites, dates, and times, click on "Current Trainings" on the left hand side of this homepage.  To register for a particular training, click on "Calendar" on the left side of this homepage, click on the date of the workshop you wish to attend, and follow the prompts.


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