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4-28-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, April 28, 2017

Full memo  

Notes from Commissioner Wagner

Student Spotlight:
  1. Congratulations to Rhode Island’s 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalists
  2. Biliteracy Seal testing for 29 Pawtucket seniors
  3. A musical pathway to “Graduation Day”: Student Voice blog post
Commissioner’s Corner:
  1. RIASP announces 2017 Rhode Island Elementary School Principal of the Year
  2. Reminder to high schools to send in names of elected Student Advisory Council representatives
  3. ‘Open Mosque Rhode Island Day’ planned to promote awareness

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

Educator Evaluations:
  1. Action Item: Guidance documents posted; LEAs submit educator evaluation data by July 7
Secondary School Regulations:
  1. Reminder: Nominations sought for Pathway Endorsement Council Designation Development Workgroups
  1. Ombudsman designated at RIDE
  2. Reminder: RIDE collecting feedback on ESSA State Plan Draft Recommendations
  3. Two public forums remain for ESSA community outreach
Educator Certification:
  1. Reminder: New RIDE Certification Office hours begin Monday
  1. Commissioner’s Decision issued
Education Data:
  1. Preliminary SurveyWorks results
  2. Students receiving Coordinated Early Intervening Services, preliminary submission due May 15
  3. Data Collection Changes for School Year 2017-2018
  4. Upcoming collections
  5. Educator attendance collection

From other organizations

  1. Robot Block Party invitation for community STEAM showcase on April 30
  2. James Madison Legacy Project professional development opportunity, applications due May 1
  3. Rhode Island HIV & STI Prevention Coalition to host fifth annual conference
  4. Can We Reduce “Summer Melt” in Rhode Island? A Pilot Text-Messaging Program
  5. Blackstone Academy Charter School hosts Summer Institute on College Access
  6. Operation Prevention initiative offers free classroom resources
  7. RI’s ABLE opens saving and investing opportunity to individuals with disabilities