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4-20-18 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, April 20, 2018



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. 2017 Graduation Rates released
  2. RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator

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


Pathways:
  1. Guidebooks posted for Advanced Course Network
  2. Update on applications for RIDE-approved CTE Programs
  3. Reminder: Become a PrepareRI Ambassador!
  4. Reminder: RIDE announces School Counseling Fellow Opportunity
Computer Science:
  1. CS4RI Data Collections Guidance
  2. Rhode Island K-12 Computer Science Standards presented to Board of Education, April 24
  3. Upcoming Professional Development
Instruction:
  1. Reminder: Open SciEd Field Test Application deadline extended to April 25
Funding:
  1. Clinics to provide overview of Title I portion of FY 2019 CRP application
  2. RIDE updates calculations of education aid to reflect the March data for Fiscal Year 2019
Education Data:
  1. Photos for ESSA Report Card
  2. Assessment roster discrepancies
  3. Open collections

From other state agencies


  1. DCYF shares important update to districts about youth program providers

From other organizations


  1. The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub offering free summer learning programs
  2. NAVY STEM for the Classroom
  3. CCSSO releases new publication on English Learners, plus webinar to learn more
  4. Generation Teach seeking educators for Summer 2018, application deadline May 5
  5. Register for your free ticket to EdCampRI 2018 on Saturday, May 5
  6. Free Student Cybersecurity Meetup on May 11
  7. Save the Date: RISSA/RIASP Collaborative Leadership Conference, June 26
  8. Rhode Island Writing Project offers Summer Writing Camp to students, July 9-20
  9. RISTE offers Google Summer Institute to educators
  10. “Personal, Digital, Political: Inquiry and Inspiration for Teachers of Writing” institute offered to all teachers