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4-14-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, April 14, 2017

Full memo  

Notes from Commissioner Wagner

  1. Rhode Island statewide assessment system transition
  2. Students direct 2017 Rhode Island State of Education conversation on May 8
  3. 2017 Rhode Island Governor for a Day announced
  4. Reminder: Career & technical education program working group invitation

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

Educator Certification:
  1. Reminder: New RIDE Certification Office hours beginning May 1
  1. RIDE to hold webinar on migrating to an updated version of EPSS for districts using EPSS
  1. RIDE to host meeting for private schools on the ESSA Equitable Services Requirements
  2. Reminder: RIDE schedules public forums for ESSA community outreach
School Improvement:
  1. RIDE releases competitive federal school improvement grants (SIG-1003g) to promote school improvement efforts
  1. RIDE updates calculations of education aid to reflect the March data for Fiscal Year 2018
Education Data:
  1. SurveyWorks Update
  2. Educator attendance collection
  3. Reminder: PARCC data and technology timeframes
  4. Upcoming collections

From other organizations

  1. Jamestown Arts Center hosts showing of “PELL” documentary on April 20
  2. Public invited to Children’s Book Week events, May 1 and May 4
  3. Rhode Island HIV/STD Prevention Coalition hosts conference on May 12
  4. National Council for the Social Studies announces award and grant opportunities, deadline May 15
  5. Global Learning Network releases new video case studies featuring Rhode Island school