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12-1-2017 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, December 1, 2017



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Reminder: Join us for a Student Town Hall
  2. UnboundEd shares podcasts on mathematics
  3. #CSEdWeek to take place from December 4-10
  4. Article about alternative and traditional teacher preparation programs

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


Instruction:
  1. Virtual Instructional Day plan submission guidance
Curriculum:
  1. Expertise and curriculum
Finance:
  1. Funding formula technical assistance session – FY 2019 Preliminary Aid
Grants and Fellowships:
  1. Reminder: District leaders, school leaders, leadership programs invited to apply for mini-grants to support development, growth of education leaders
Education Data:
  1. SurveyWorks update
  2. Enrollment collection is open

From the U.S. Department of Education (USED)


  1. Education Department unveils new mobile FAFSA application

From other organizations


  1. Rhode Island’s Poet Laureate wants to weave poetry into daily life
  2. Get involved in #CSEdWeek December 4-10, 2017
  3. Three community leaders to be recognized at celebration to support postsecondary success of Rhode Island’s young people
  4. Write Rhode Island submissions open, deadline December 10
  5. 2018 Letters about Literature Contest
  6. Schools invited to apply to participate in The Compass School Garden Outreach Program
  7. National Core Arts Standards in Action workshop
  8. Reminder: Newport Historical Society annual essay contest for high school students; winners receive tickets to Hamilton: An American Musical
  9. Save the date for Emerging Best Practices: Preventing and Addressing Bias-Based Incidents in Schools conference, April 25-26, 2018