Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network

The Regional Bilingual Education-Resource Network (RBE-RN) West is part of a statewide system of support funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to enhance the knowledge and competencies of educators, parents and community members for promoting the academic excellence of limited English proficient/English language learners (LEP/ELLs) in New York State schools.  It is our goal to provide the highest quality technical assistance, professional development and resources to ensure success for English language learners.  Our service region includes all districts and schools in:

  • Erie 1 BOCES;
  • Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES;
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany-Wyoming-Erie BOCES;
  • Orleans-Niagara BOCES and;
  • The City of Buffalo.

Our work is coordinated with the NYSED, Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies (OBE-FLS) and is linked with the RBE-RN centers located throughout the state in the Mid-West, Mid-State, Capital, Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City service regions.

Executive Director: Denise Gonez-Santos
Coordinators: Lisa Eppolito, Rebecca Murphy, Dr. Jose Rivera

Questions, Contact:
Dawn Novak, Senior Clerk Typist    Tel:  (716) 821-7531                               Fax: (716) 821-7556

March 2013 Buffalo Regional NYS TESOL Conference
ELLs and the Common Core
March 2013 Buffalo Regional NYS TESOL Conference-Planning committee and presenters.
March 2013 Buffalo Regional NYS TESOL Conference- Bufflao School #45 attendees
Western New York's PRHYLI 2012 essay winner, Crystal Lebron (left).
March 2013 Buffalo Regional NYS TESOL Conference
News & Events
NYSITELL Conversion Chart - The NYSITELL will be used effective February 1, 2014 to identify potential LEP/ELLs.  The conversion chart guides test administrators with raw score conversions to identify the performance... Read More...
Guide to the NYSITELL - The following  NYSITELL guide outlines the test procedures, specifications, rubrics, and question types.  The NYSITELL will rollout effective February 1, 2014. Read More...
Bilingual Common Core Progressions - EngageNY has posted new information regarding the Bilingual Common Core Initiative .  Sample documents can be found for the New Language Arts Progressions (NLAP)  and the Home... Read More...