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10-14-16 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, October 14, 2016



Full memo [PDF, 506 KB] 

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Council approves new Diploma System
  2. RIDE releases 2016 school classifications
  3. Trinity Rep to offer theater tickets to 11th graders

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


ESSA
  1. RIDE to hold education-policy community engagement forums
  2. Committee of Practitioners to meet Wednesday
Instruction
  1. Student registration for Advanced Coursework Network for Spring 2017 opens
  2. LEAs invited to join Advanced Coursework Network; deadline, December 5
  3. RIDE announces kickoff of math intervention project; register by October 21
Students
  1. Reminder: RIDE seeks input on services to students with dyslexia; survey deadline extended to October 21 – Action Item
Public Hearings
  1. Hearings scheduled on charter applications
Educators
  1. Reminder: RIDE to hold first R.I. Teacher to Teacher conference on October 29
Scholarships:
  1. Reminder: 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 today (October 14) – Action Item

From the U.S. Department of Education

  1. USED releases regulations on teacher-preparation programs, program effectiveness

From other organizations

  1. State Police announce deadlines, procedures for 5th graders to enter National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest
  2. Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies seeks student input via survey for planning Youth Summit
  3. Registration open for conference at RIC for art educators
  4. Write Rhode Island announces writing workshops