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2-2-18 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, February 2, 2018



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Governor declares FAFSA Frenzy February
  2. “Creating Global Citizens”

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


Educators:
  1. RIDE offers recorded webinar for new evaluators implementing the Rhode Island Model evaluation system
  2. Reminder: RIDE requests feedback on LEA’s interest for a literacy-focused coaching cohort
  3. Reminder: Recommendations for Rhode Island Educator-Leader Talent Pool due today
  4. Reminder: RIDE launches the Shadow a Student Challenge!
Education Funding:
  1. RIDE to release Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants
  2. State Advanced Placement exam fee subsidy for qualifying students available for Spring 2018 only
  3. Individual Learning Plans update – WaytoGoRI and future resources
PrepareRI:
  1. PrepareRI Dual Enrollment Fund & full-time dual enrollment programs updates
  2. Reminder: Applications for grants and program approval available
Legal:
  1. Public hearing scheduled for Proposed Regulations Governing Protections for Students Rights to be Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Gender Expression
Education Data:
  1. School Profile Assignments: School Counselors/ Guidance Counselors
  2. Open collections update

From the Office of the Governor


  1. Governor Raimondo to launch fourth annual “Governor for a Day” essay contest in March

From other federal agencies


  1. National Radon Action Month

From other organizations

  1. Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence releases policy report on comprehensive teen dating violence education law
  2. Youth Restoration Project offers winter/spring training series
  3. Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth offered for high school students this July and August
  4. Rhode Island State Council for the Arts announces March 2018 GiveMe5 Teen Film Labs
  5. Rhode Island Foreign Language Association announces scholarships, contests for students, teachers