HomeNewsEvents

9-29-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, October 2, 2017



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Engaging ways to start the school day
  2. Enrollment and educational services for displaced children from Puerto Rico and other areas
  3. PrepareRI Summit speakers and schedule announced
  4. Coordinator, English Learner position re-posted

From the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE)


Educator Evaluation:
  1. Opportunity to create educator groupings for evaluation
SurveyWorks:
  1. Reminder: First SurveyWorks Forum scheduled for October 10
Finance:
  1. RIDE to award grants to LEAs for homeless education programs
Legal:
  1. Guidance for LEAs on military recruiter access to students and student information
  2. Commissioner's Decision posted
Education Data:
  1. October 1 enrollment snapshot, open collections update

From other organizations


  1. DACA renewal available for free at local non-profits
  2. An exhibit of Silk Road art treasures from China’s Dunhuang caves
  3. Nominations requested for the Special Friend of Rhode Island's Children Award
  4. Teachers invited to poetry event with Matthew Zapruder on October 10
  5. NBC News to host live town hall, “Education Nation Boston: Build the Future”
  6. MSPnet Academy: Professional development for K-8 mathematics educators
  7. High school students invited to “From Your House to the White House: Political Bullying in Our Daily Lives”
  8. RIMTA’s 2017 Fall Conference Features Author John Sangiovanni
  9. Help students make history: Participate in StoryCorps’ The Great Thanksgiving Listen
  10. An Evening with Sandy Hook Promise and Start With Hello
  11. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invites applications for College Scholarship Program
  12. Youth Restoration Project fall training series for educator
  13. LABMF announces annual Dating Violence Poster Contests & Clothesline Projects
  14. CSTA-RI invites girls to join the Technovation Challenge