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11-22-2017 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Wednesday, November 22, 2017



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Share your favorites this week!
  2. “An Educated Citizenry – Teaching Students to Navigate Media Bias”
  3. Reminder: Join us for a Student Town Hall

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


Assessments:
  1. Rhode Island seeks flexibility from the U.S. Department of Education for its science assessment in 2017-18
  2. 2017-18 RI State Science Assessment Review Committees
Educator Recognition:
  1. Reminder:PAEMST 2017-18 nominations now being accepted
Grants and Fellowships:
  1. Reminder: New fellowship: Apply to be an Ed Prep Design Fellow
  2. Reminder: District leaders, school leaders, leadership programs invited to apply for mini-grants to support development, growth of education leaders
Feedback Requested:
  1. Reminder: Feedback and input requested on Rhode Island Professional Learning Standards
  2. Reminder: New proposed Rhode Island Standards for Education Leaders, feedback requested
Education Data:
  1. Enrollment collection is open

From other organizations


  1. Seeking innovative educators – free professional development
  2. Students invited to compete in Write Rhode Island
  3. Middle and high school students invited to view exhibition Visible Cloth, Invisible Bodies: Rhode Island Textiles and Southern Slavery in the 19th Century and attend events