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9-28-18 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, September 28, 2018



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. October is National Principals Month
  2. Reminder: Educators in Action Meeting on October 9

From Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane


  • Poetry and Back-to-School

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


Assessment
  1. Reminder: LEAs and schools requested to update profiles in RIDE Master Directory – Action Item
Student Awards
  1. Reminder: LEAs asked to nominate high-school seniors for Presidential Scholar award by October 24
  2. Reminder: High school juniors and seniors invited to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program and scholarship by October 24
Webinar
  1. Title I & McKinney-Vento Webinar for LEAs on October 15
Legal
  1. Commissioner’s Decisions posted
Education Data
  1. Reminder: Open Collections

From other state and federal agencies


  1. Rhode Island School Safety Committee offers 2018 School Safety Conference
  2. U.S. Navy invites RI students to watch a free virtual STEM field trip

From other organizations


  1. Back in school and prepping for higher ed
  2. Webinar on October 2: The Truth about E-Cigarettes
  3. Space chat at Pell Elementary on October 2
  4. Legislative Forum and Parents Information Session at CCRI Newport on October 3
  5. Reminder: PCFF Get Reel! open house for educators
  6. National History Day Teacher Workshop on October 10
  7. Special screening of “Intelligent Lives” on October 11
  8. Registration open for RIFLA Fall Conference on October 13
  9. RIASCD Fall Conference 2018: Responding to Hidden Disabilities to Educate the Whole Child
  10. Self-advocacy conference on October 25
  11. LABMF announces annual Dating Violence Poster Contests for middle and high schools, Clothesline Project for high schools
  12. Foster-Glocester schools awarded NEA Big Read Grant