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10-7-16 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, October 7, 2016

Full memo [PDF, 506 KB] 

Notes from Commissioner Wagner

  1. RIDE receives proposals for new, expanded charters
  2. Startup Weekend leads to innovative ideas for education
  3. R.I. school leaders receive awards from regional association
  4. RIDE to release 2016 school classifications on Wednesday

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

School Safety
  1. School districts to conduct school-safety assessments this year; EMA, State Police provide guidance document
  1. RIDE to hold first R.I. Teacher to Teacher conference on October 29
  2. R.I. principals participate in program on leadership, blended learning
  3. RIDE posts full application packet on leadership-development grants; deadline November 18
  1. Meetings scheduled for public feedback on personalized learning
  1. RIDE requests reimbursement for nonpublic-school textbooks forms by December 9 – Action Item
  1. RIDE accepting public comment, schedules public hearings on proposed new charters, charter expansions
School Construction:
  1. Statewide facilities-assessment data ready for review; feedback due October 24 – Action Item
Council on Elementary and Secondary Education:
  1. Council to meet on Tuesday (October 11)
  1. High-school students encouraged to apply for U.S. Senate Youth Program; deadline, October 24
  2. Reminder: LEAs asked to nominate high-school seniors for Presidential Scholar award by October 14 – Action Item

From the U.S. Department of Education

  1. Reports published on education statistics, national education systems

From other organizations

  1. Summit scheduled for November 15 on health-career education in R.I. schools
  2. Registration open for Winter Standards Institute 2017
  3. Registration opens for RIASCD pre-service, beginning teachers’ conference
  4. Teachers, students invited to participation in Great Thanksgiving Listen oral-history project
  5. RIC to hold conference on resiliency on November 5
  6. Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund 20167 Poster Contest announces new awards structure
  7. Writing workshops for students, teachers scheduled