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8-25-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, August 25, 2017



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Virtual Education policy and guidance development
  2. Celebrating “Amazing Schools” for the 2017-18 school year
  3. October 27 deadline for nominations for U.S. Presidential Scholars
  4. Questions about school closings in observance of Veterans Day

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


Instruction:
  1. Individual Learning Plans statewide request for proposals (RFP) to be released
English Learners:
  1. Screening tool changing for English learners
PrepareRI:
  1. Reminder: Register for the PrepareRI Summit
Charter Schools:
  1. Reminder: New and expanding charter applications posted for public comment; local impact analysis statements due today
Legal:
  1. Schools reminded about procedures for determining student residency
Education Data:
  1. 2017-18 data input open in eRIDE

From the U.S. Department of Education (USED)


  1. How do schools calculate your financial aid?

From other organizations


  1. National Core Arts Standards event
  2. NAMI Ending the Silence: a Mental Health Program for Middle and High School Students
  3. Choices Program shares free “Teaching with the News” lesson plan