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3-23-18 Field Memo

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



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. 2018 State of Education in Rhode Island
  2. SurveyWorks countdown
  3. Reminder: Paid summer internships through PrepareRI

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


Pathways:
  1. Tomorrow is the PrepareRI Summit!
  2. Proposed Amendment to Regulations for Dual Enrollment open for public comment, two hearings scheduled
Assessment:
  1. State testing to begin in April
Instruction:
  1. Applications open to participate in OpenSciEd Middle School
Leadership:
  1. Rhode Island Standards for Educational Leadership endorsed by Council
Educator Recognition:
  1. “Spotlight: Ten Questions for Lauren Hopkins”
  2. Reminder: Nominations sought for 2018-19 District Teachers of the Year
Certification:
  1. Online renewal now open for educators with certificates expiring in August 2018
Legal:
  1. Commissioner’s Decision issued
Education Data:
  1. Reminder: Charter School Applicant Report
  2. Reminder: RICAS roster discrepancies
  3. Reminder: Open collections

From other state agencies


  1. 2017 School-Located Vaccination (SLV) Influenza Program annual report posted

From other organizations


  1. AncestryK12 grants available for Ancestry Classroom and more
  2. Attention New England high school juniors and seniors, the MIT AgeLab has $1000 college scholarships for you!
  3. Rhode Island State Council for the Arts grant deadline approaching, April 2
  4. 2018 RISTA Conference on Saturday, April 7
  5. Free one-day professional development from Gilder Lehrman Institute on April 10
  6. Reminder: Teacher applications due May 1 for civic education professional development opportunity, the James Madison Legacy Project
  7. New Rhode Island Law Day Essay contest for 10th and 11th grade students, due May 4
  8. Save the Date: Engage! Civic Learning in Your Classroom, May 17
  9. Save the Date: RIASP announces Summer Conference
  10. Help RISCA plan for the future of the arts in Rhode Island