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10-27-17 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, October 27, 2017

Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner

  1. Coventry teacher receives 2018 Milken Educator Award
  2. New Dyslexia Resources webpage on RIDE website
  3. “Finding Common Ground in a Divided Society”
  4. Shared Leadership SurveyWorks Forum on November 6, panelists announced

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

Awards & Competitions:
  1. Update: United States Senate Youth Program scholarship competition
  2. Reminder: Deadline today for U.S. Presidential Scholars, U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education
Online Resources:
  1. RICAS update: new materials, new support page
  2. Division of Teaching and Learning Honors Colloquium on Curriculum update
  3. PrepareRI Summit resources available online
  4. Report posted, comprehensive study of a unified approach to statewide education
Fellowship Opportunity:
  1. New fellowship: Apply to be an Ed Prep Design Fellow
Early Childhood:
  1. Pre-K to K Standards Alignment Course, register now
Student Safety:
  1. Statewide Bullying Policy reminder to districts
  1. Agenda posting November 3 for Council on Elementary Secondary Education meeting on November 7
  1. Instructions and Forms for the High Cost Special Education Categorical Fund to be distributed Monday
  1. Commissioner’s Decisions posted
Education Data:
  1. Reminder: Open collections

From other organizations

  1. “Why conversations about race matter” at the Gordon School, November 9
  2. Fourth Annual Financial Capability Conference, December 9
  3. The Purpose Challenge, plus college entry essay competition
  4. Article: U.S. needs more top-notch school leaders and here’s what it will take