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10-20-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, October 20, 2017



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. AP participation, performance on the rise
  2. RIDE recognizes 28 Commended Schools
  3. Reminder: Shared Leadership SurveyWorks Forum scheduled for November 6

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


Legislation:
  1. RIDE provides table listing education legislation from General Assembly 2017
Awards & Competitions:
  1. Reminder: United States Senate Youth Program scholarship competition
  2. Reminder: October 27 deadline for U.S. Presidential Scholars, U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education
Leadership:
  1. District leaders, school leaders, leadership programs invited to apply for mini-grants to support development, growth of education leaders
Instruction:
  1. Rhode Island Kindergarten Curriculum Project Update
Textbook Reimbursement:
  1. RIDE requests Reimbursement for Nonpublic School Textbooks form due by December 8 – Action Item
Education Data:
  1. Science NECAP scores released
  2. Graduation rates amended
  3. Open collections

From other organizations


  1. Write Rhode Island: More free creative writing opportunities for students
  2. CSTA-RI first annual Raspberry Jam October 24
  3. Livestreamed event on October 24 to discuss how states plan to use professional development funds in ESSA plans to support school leaders
  4. First RIASP General Membership Meeting
  5. For Rhode Island Students: NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program at School One
  6. Rhode Island Reads: The Campaign for 3rd Grade Reading Partner Meeting
  7. Center for Resilience #WeAreResilient event on October 27
  8. Reminder: Middle School Kindness Challenge
  9. Rhode Island Early Childhood Conference – Leadership Reception
  10. Reminder: Rhode Island Eighth Grade Gandhi Essay Contest
  11. Newport Historical Society annual essay contest for high school students; winners receive tickets to Hamilton: An American Musical
  12. UnboundEd shares free literacy guides for teachers