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4-21-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, April 21, 2017



Full memo  

Notes from Commissioner Wagner

  1. Reminder: Students direct 2017 Rhode Island State of Education conversation, submit questions for the Commissioner by May 1
  2. Superintendent designation of point of contact for foster care to DCYF under ESSA
  3. In his own words: Commissioner Wagner on testing
  4. Career & Technical Education Award Winners

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

Secondary School Regulations:
  1. Nominations sought for Pathway Endorsement Council Designation Development Workgroups
ESSA:
  1. RIDE collecting feedback on ESSA State Plan Draft Recommendations
  2. Public forums for ESSA community outreach start Monday
Educator Certification:
  1. Reminder: New RIDE Certification Office hours beginning May 1
Education Data:
  1. Educator attendance collection
  2. Reminder: PARCC data and technology timeframes
  3. Upcoming collections

From other organizations

  1. 2017 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook released
  2. TEALS + You: Teach high school computer science and keep your day job, applications due April 28
  3. Reminder: Public invited to Children’s Book Week events, May 1 and May 4
  4. Upcoming event – School One Annual Art Show on May 11
  5. Rhode Island Annual STEAM Conference announced for May 15
  6. Reminder: National Council for the Social Studies announces award and grant opportunities, deadline May 15
  7. 2017 Summer Content Institute for social studies teachers
  8. Rhode Island principals invited to apply to the Leading Schools Summit 2017
  9. All-American Eclipse in August – school resources available now