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9-15-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, September 15, 2017



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Statewide schoolhouses report released Wednesday, technical briefings scheduled
  2. Save the Date: First SurveyWorks Forum scheduled for October 10
  3. Reminder: Coordinator, English Learner (EL) Education Program position posted
  4. Reminder: All invited to a celebration of educator excellence on September 23 at WaterFire

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


Educators:
  1. Shadow a Candidate Challenge
Advanced Coursework:
  1. RIDE accepting proposals for new providers interested in offering courses in spring 2018
Educator Evaluation:
  1. RIDE posts new training modules for the new Frontline EEM system
RIDE Communications:
  1. Reminder: RIDE to update Elementary Mathematics Coaches and Specialists listserv
English Learners:
  1. State English Learner categorical funding applications packages
Adult Education:
  1. Stakeholder input to be requested to inform future Adult Education Request for Proposal

From the U.S. Department of Education


  1. Seven things students need before you fill out the 2018-19 FAFSA form
  2. Three FAFSA deadlines of which students and families should be aware

From other federal agencies


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release new data on the connection between student health and academic performance

From other organizations


  1. Students encouraged to compete in National Merit Scholarship Program
  2. Reminder: Write Rhode Island announces opportunities for creative writing
  3. Red Cross Sound the Alarm day on September 23 postponed
  4. Registration open for 2017 Annual RISCA Fall Conference
  5. Rhode Island Foreign Language Association Fall Conference
  6. New England Institute of Technology hosts Career Education Days this fall
  7. College access support via text message
  8. Choices Program: Free lesson on “Values and Public Policy”