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2-23-18 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, February 23, 2018



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Possible legislation on school safety
  2. Tackling CTE funding challenges
  3. State of Education address to highlight passion and pathways

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


PrepareRI:
  1. Follow PrepareRI on social media!
  2. CTE Innovation and Equity Grants Q&A session on March 8
  3. Governor’s Workforce Board posts Work-Based Learning Guidance
  4. Reminder: Register now for the PrepareRI Spring Summit on March 24
SurveyWorks:
  1. Check your SurveyWorks progress!
Professional Development:
  1. New cohort training for the Rhode Island Kindergarten Curriculum Project
Special Education:
  1. Special Education Advisory Committee seeking new members
Early Childhood Education:
  1. RIDE announces Request for Proposals for new State Pre-K classrooms
Education Data:
  1. RICAS roster discrepancies
  2. Reminder: School Profile Assignments: School Counselors/ Guidance Counselors
  3. Reminder: Open collections update

From the Office of the Governor


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

From Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane


  1. Poetry for Black History Month

From other organizations


  1. International Charter School one of two in Rhode Island authorized as IB school
  2. Article on how reciting poetry can be a powerful teaching tool
  3. Help RISCA showcase stand-out NCAS lessons
  4. Kars4Kids Small Grants Programs to support education
  5. Rhode Island Writing Project Annual Spring Conference: “Keeping the Person(al) in Personalized Learning”
  6. Principals invited to RIASP General Membership Meeting on March 14
  7. Invitation to Who Wants to Be a Mathematician on March 14
  8. Teacher applications due May 1 for civic education professional development opportunity, the James Madison Legacy Project