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9-21-18 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, September 21, 2018



Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner


  1. Update on assessments
  2. Transportation dispute
  3. Educators in Action Meeting on October 9
  4. LEAs asked to nominate high-school seniors for Presidential Scholar award by October 24
  5. High school juniors and seniors invited to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program and scholarship by October 24

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


Assessment
  1. LEAs and schools requested to update profiles in RIDE Master Directory – Action Item
RIDE Employment
  1. Applications posted today for two positions
  2. Reminder: Science and Technology Specialist position reposted
Regulations
  1. Reminder: Public hearings scheduled for Special Education Regulations and Nutrition Regulations
  2. Reminder: Public hearing dates for proposed revisions to Certification Regulations
Superintendents
  1. Reminder: LEA certification of prayer compliance due October 19 – Action Item
Education Data
  1. Open Collections

From other state entities


  1. State Archives open late on September 25

From other organizations


  1. Reminder: Start with Hello Week from September 24-28
  2. “Being Peace” Exhibit at URI Feinstein Providence Campus through September 28
  3. PCFF Get Reel! open house for educators
  4. Rhode Island School Counselor Association Fall Conference on October 24
  5. Hack the Power: Student hackathon for social good at Rocky Hill School on October 26-27
  6. Registration now open for the RI Art Education Association Biennial State Conference
  7. National awards program seeking Rhode Island’s top youth volunteers of 2019
  8. Project Ballet in Education offers Coppelia show for educators, students, and groups
  9. At Sea opportunities for educators with E/V Nautilus
  10. Two Rhode Islanders highlighted on Inventing Heron