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1-26-18 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, January 26, 2018



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Educational Stability for Students in State Care
  2. Reminder: PrepareRI Dual Enrollment Fund & Full-time Dual Enrollment Programs Updates
  3. Share Your Reading Week Events!
  4. “An Alternative Pathway to Opportunity”

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


English Learners:
  1. RIDE announces new EL Coordinator
Education Funding:
  1. RIDE seeks schools for CDC "Student Health and Academic Achievement" grant participation
  2. RIDE posts FY19 Governor Recommended Aid
Assessment:
  1. One Percent Rule: ESSA and Alternate Assessment webinar February 8
Educators:
  1. Reminder: RIDE seeking recommendations for Rhode Island Educator-Leader Talent Pool
  2. Reminder: RIDE launches the Shadow a Student Challenge!
  3. Reminder: Rhode Island Learning Champions seeking applicants for Phase Two
PrepareRI:
  1. Reminder: Save the date for PrepareRI Spring Summit on March 24
Career and Technical Education:
  1. Reminder: RIDE releases competitive grant program to promote equity in career education
  2. Reminder: Application for new CTE programs is now open
Education Data:
  1. Open collections update

From other state agencies


  1. Governor’s Workforce Board releases Grant Solicitation for Real Skills for Youth partnerships
  2. Department of Health shares explaining new law prohibiting ENDS and other tobacco products

From other organizations


  1. Great Kindness Challenge launched
  2. Spring cycle of the Middle School Kindness Challenge launches February 5
  3. Rhode Island Environmental Education Association to send survey in February
  4. Application period for Carter Roger Williams Scholarship for college closes February 12
  5. Holocaust survivor Eva Kor shares her story at free event at Rhode Island College
  6. Reminder: Register now for Next Steps: A Place Based Approach to Teaching African American History in Rhode Island Classrooms, February 10
  7. Reminder: Rhode Island Law Day Classroom Program applications due February 16
  8. Rhode Island Youth Book Awards – vote now!
  9. Reminder: Teacher and student scholarship opportunities, student contests announced
  10. American Bar Association 2018 Law Day Art Contest
  11. New England First Amendment Coalition offers free speakers to Rhode Island classrooms
  12. Reminder: Learning First Alliance Rhode Island (LFA/RI) presents “Sandy Hook Promise / Start with Hello Project” – 2018 School Year