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4-26-19 Field Memo

Commissioner’s Weekly Field Memo
Friday, April 26, 2019

Full memo

Notes from Commissioner Wagner

  1. Parents invited to learn more about ProvParents organization
  2. “How to Make Rhode Island Schools Better”

Thank you for the opportunity to serve,

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

Professional Learning
  1. RIDE launches Educator Course Network
  1. Student Advisory Council nominations due today
  1. Last Call! NISL Application for 2019-20 due May 1, 2019
  1. Request for public feedback on recommendations for CTE Teacher certification degree requirements
  1. PrepareRI 2019-20 Ambassador Applications launched!
Computer Science
  1. Girls Go CyberStart winners
  2. Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) Professional Development
Educator Voice
  1. “Early Literacy, Foundational Phonics, and Deaf Students”
Special Education
  1. Data collection schedule for reporting students receiving Coordinated Early Intervening Services
Educator Evaluation
  1. Former system, Educator Performance and Support System (EPSS), to close down May 25, 2019
  1. Save the Date: Information session about high quality curriculum adoption
English Learners
  1. Incomplete or RIDE Not Approved EL Performance Reports may delay FY20 CRP approval
  1. Annual School Health Report forms posted on eRIDE
  1. Support Summer Meals!
Education Funding
  1. RIDE updates calculations of education aid to reflect March data, posts local aid payment rates for FY 2020
  2. 2020 Consolidated Resource Plan (CRP) application open, due dates set
RIDE Employment
  1. Sr. Database Administrator position posted
  1. Commissioner Wagner provides guidance about field trip funding
  2. Commissioner’s Decisions posted

From other state and federal agencies

  1. Massachusetts search for next Commissioner of Early Education and Care

From other organizations

  1. RILINK awarded LSTA grant for Project Read: Feed Your Mind and Your Heart
  2. Students and families invited to view special screening of “The Fence Between Us” on May 2
  3. Student film debut at Moses Brown School on May 2
  4. Free 2019 Teachers’ Financial Literacy Summer Institute, apply by May 10
  5. Students invited to submit to Write Rhode Island: City Stories!
  6. Perspectives and Promising Practices in Personalized Learning on June 8
  7. Generation Teach looking to hire coaches for the summer!
  8. Summer Institute opportunity on multisensory instruction from July 8-19
  9. Writing on Location: Rhode Island, July 22-26
  10. Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence