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Commissioner's Weekly Update

2022

September 19, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Constitution Day in Stoughton
  3. Blue Ribbon Schools
  4. SEL and Mental Health Competitive Grant Opportunity
  5. Early Learning Professional Development Calendar
  6. Reminder about U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominations
  7. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  8. HVAC Grants Available

September 12, 2022

  1. GED Fee Update
  2. Picture of the Week: Building Towers in Ludlow
  3. State Summit on Strengthening Family School Partnership
  4. Early Warning Indicator System Live in Edwin
  5. VOCAL Reports in Edwin
  6. Anti-Hazing Data Collection
  7. School Level Administrator Rubric Community of Practice
  8. U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
  9. Cultural Council Residencies

September 6, 2022

  1. Back-to-School Communications
  2. Funding Available for My Career and Academic Plan (MyCAP)
  3. New DLCS Course Eligible for MassCore
  4. DESE Resource Corner: New statewide report on digital literacy and computer science course taking
  5. Online Mandated Reporter Training Pilot
  6. Participation in National Kindergarten Study
  7. Updated Principal Induction and Mentoring Handbook Available
  8. Constitution Day
  9. Growing Literacy Equity Across Massachusetts (GLEAM) – Cohort 2
  10. Back-to-School Resources from USED
  11. For Your Info: Paid lead teacher opportunity with Campus Without Walls

August 29, 2022

  1. School Safety Proposals
  2. Picture of the Week: Ninth Grade Orientation at Salem High School
  3. Webinar on Special Education and ESL Licensure
  4. PD Provider Registry
  5. Civics Project Planning Workshops
  6. Presidential Scholar Nominations Sought
  7. Charter School Proposals, Amendment Requests, and Renewal Applications
  8. Protecting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards and Benefits
  9. Early College Pilot Program Grants

August 22, 2022

  1. Exploring Edwin
  2. Picture of the Week: Alma del Mar Charter School
  3. EWIS and Data Usage Sessions
  4. Funding Available for My Career and Academic Plan (MyCAP)
  5. Grants for English Learner Education and World Languages
  6. For Your Info: 2022 STEM Week Challenge

August 15, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: Youth Growing Organics in Worcester
  3. Fall 2022 COVID-19 Guidance
  4. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Available
  5. Introduction to the EdTech Systems Guide
  6. Supplemental Low-Income Data Collection Webinars
  7. Educational Technology Grant
  8. Introduction to OPTIC Webinar
  9. Members Sought for Gifted and Talented Advisory Council
  10. FY23 Educator Diversification RFP Posted
  11. DESE Resource Corner: Superintendent's Checklist

August 8, 2022

  1. History Teacher of the Year
  2. Pictures of the Week: Summer Learning in Somerville
  3. Registering and Enrolling Refugee and Immigrant Students in Secondary Schools
  4. Lead for Literacy Institute Grant
  5. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  6. Seeking Paraeducators and School Leaders for Principal and Teacher Advisory Cabinet
  7. MTEL Committee Members Sought
  8. Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver
  9. Spots Remain for DESE's EdTech Peer Learning Cohort
  10. Sign up for the 2022-23 Learning Acceleration Network

August 1, 2022

  1. Extension of Universal Free School Meals
  2. Picture of the Week: Summer Learning at Bridge Boston Charter School
  3. Workshop on Creating Space for Difficult Conversations
  4. Clean School Bus Program Reminder
  5. It Takes a Partnership! District and DCF Network Meeting
  6. EWIS and Data Usage Sessions
  7. FY23 Teacher Diversification Pilot Program Grant RFP Posted
  8. Adult Education Funding Opportunities
  9. Skills Capital and Career Technical Initiative Grant Funding

July 25, 2022

  1. Building a School Mental Health System
  2. Picture of the Week: Students' Butterflies at Boston City Hall
  3. School Climate Webinar on the New VOCAL Dashboard
  4. Center for Instructional Support 2022-23 Program Catalog
  5. Targeted Partnership 2022-23 Program Catalog
  6. Leveraging Student's Social Networks to Cultivate a Sense of Belonging
  7. Training for Educators on Developing Emergency Operation Plans
  8. Evaluating and Selecting High-Quality Instructional Materials Network
  9. Updated List of Approved Early Literacy Screeners
  10. DESE Resource Corner: Curriculum Data report
  11. For Your Info: Federal guidance on avoiding discriminatory discipline against students with disabilities

July 18, 2022

  1. Provide Input on Future Grant System
  2. Pictures of the Week: Summer Learning in Plymouth and Berkley
  3. Sense of Belonging Workshop Series
  4. Sense of Belonging Drop-In Workshop
  5. Save the Date and Call for Presenters for Family Engagement Summit
  6. Required Reporting on SROs and Mental/Social/Emotional Health Support Staff
  7. Early Literacy PD Opportunity
  8. DESE Resource Corner: Massachusetts Education-to-Career Research and Data Hub
  9. Draft Updated Educator Evaluation Rubrics Available
  10. For Your Info: USED webinar on protecting students

July 11, 2022

  1. Summer P-EBT Reminder
  2. Picture of the Week: GSA and DESE Book Club
  3. Early Grades Literacy Grant Now Open
  4. Influence 100 Still Accepting District Applications
  5. Grant for Promoting and Assessing Students' SEL Skills
  6. New English Learner Education and World Language Director Induction
  7. School Bus Electrification
  8. Preventing Mosquito Bites and EEE

July 5, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Comments Sought on Dyslexia Screening Regulations
  3. Comments Sought on Proposed Changes to Accountability System for 2022
  4. Picture of the Week: Summer Eats in Salem
  5. Massachusetts Approved for Summer 2022 P-EBT Benefits
  6. Introducing MassLinks
  7. Expanded Learning Time Grant
  8. Enhancing Math and Science Instruction through a Multilingual Lens
  9. DESE Resource Corner: EdTech Systems Guide
  10. Translations of the Supplemental Low-Income Data Collection Form Available

June 27, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Moving On Ceremony in Chelsea
  3. Teacher Diversification PLC
  4. FY23 Teacher Diversification Grant
  5. Influence 100 Now Accepting District Applications
  6. Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative Grant Opportunity

June 21, 2022

  1. COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Under 5
  2. Picture of the Week: Field Day at Fall River's Viveiros Elementary School
  3. Retiree Employment Restrictions Lifted for Remainder of 2022
  4. School Health Profiles Survey Open through June 30
  5. Skills Capital Funding RFP for High School Vocational Programs
  6. Committee Members Sought for MTEL Updates
  7. SEL Professional Learning Opportunities for Early Childhood Educators
  8. Adult Education Pay for Performance RFR

June 13, 2022

  1. ESSER Tracker
  2. Picture of the Week: Lowell Graduation
  3. Job Fair Reminder
  4. Juneteenth Resources
  5. Teacher Diversification PLC
  6. FY23 Teacher Diversification Grant
  7. Reminder on Restraint Reporting
  8. PK-3 Virtual Summer Institute on Dyslexia Guidelines
  9. Additional Library Resources
  10. Influence 100 Now Accepting District Applications
  11. For Your Info: TIME Magazine recognizes Lowell educator

June 6, 2022

  1. 2022 District Induction and Mentoring Survey
  2. Picture of the Week: Worcester's Early College Program
  3. Competitive FY23 Safe and Supportive Schools Grant
  4. Opportunities Available through Targeted Partnership Program Catalog
  5. Kaleidoscope Network for Educators
  6. Input Sought for Family Engagement Summit
  7. Free Summer AP STEM & English Bridge Program
  8. Update on Rethinking Grading Pilot
  9. For Your Info: Survey about creativity

May 31, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: MASS Distinguished Service Award
  3. Keeping Students Safe, Healthy, and Ready to Learn
  4. Update on Statewide COVID-19 Testing Program
  5. COVID-19 Vaccination Services Available
  6. Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council to Meet
  7. Emergency License Ed Prep Partnership Grant
  8. Reminder on Restraint Reporting
  9. Social and Emotional Indicator System (SELIS) Webinar
  10. Online Platform for Teaching and Informed Calibration (OPTIC)
  11. Botvin LifeSkills Training Opportunities
  12. For Your Info: Screening and panel discussion

May 23, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Teacher Celebration
  3. Social-Emotional Regulation at the End of the Year
  4. Update on Pandemic EBT
  5. Grant for Expanding High-Quality Mathematics Materials
  6. Updates to the Model Educator Evaluation Rubrics
  7. Reminder about Athletic Trainers and Medications
  8. Reminder about Student Opportunity Act Plan Amendments
  9. Comments Sought on World Language Teacher and School Counselor SMK Requirements
  10. Federal Grant to Upgrade School Buses
  11. Information to Share with Families about the Formula Shortage
  12. For Your Info: STEM Week Challenge

May 16, 2022

  1. Message from Commissioner Riley about Tragedies Last Weekend
  2. Picture of the Week: Student Photography at Lawrence High School
  3. Educator Well-Being Workshops
  4. Reminder for Support for Building and Sustaining a Community of Care
  5. Learning Acceleration Network
  6. Potential Summer 2022 Acceleration Academies Grant
  7. Recruiting and Retaining Educators of Color
  8. Affordable Connectivity Program
  9. Media Arts Education Survey
  10. Presidential Scholars Announced
  11. 2023 Teacher of the Year Finalists
  12. Social and Emotional Indicator System (SELIS) Webinar
  13. Reminder that Arts PD Pack is Available
  14. For Your Info: "Angst" virtual watch party

May 9, 2022

  1. Mental Health Resource on School Avoidance
  2. Picture of the Week: National School Nurse Day
  3. Leveraging All School-Based Mental Health Staff
  4. Healthy Schools Webinar Series
  5. Potential Summer 2022 Acceleration Academies Grant
  6. Recruiting and Retaining Educators of Color
  7. Social-Emotional Regulation at the End of the Year
  8. Crush COVID Community of Practice
  9. Cultivating Partnerships to Support School-Based Wellness
  10. Principal and Teacher Advisory Cabinet Applications and Nominations
  11. Grants for Bottle Filling Stations
  12. Reminder on Careful Hiring and Duty to Report Educator Misconduct
  13. New STEM Internship Program
  14. For Your Info:
    • Student performers sought
    • Lifeguards needed
    • Innovative Schools Virtual Learning Excursion

May 2, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Public Comment Sought on MCAS and Licensure Proposals
  3. Picture of the Week: Student Artwork from North Attleborough
  4. IEP Improvement Project
  5. Giving Students Valuable Work and Greater Responsibility
  6. Teacher Diversification PLC
  7. Appleseeds Early Literacy Materials
  8. School Behavioral Threat Assessment Trainings
  9. Gender Identity and Expression in Early Childhood and the Elementary Years
  10. School Choice Participation
  11. For Your Info:
    • Teach Plus opportunity
    • STEM Week Challenge kickoff

April 25, 2022

  1. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Milestones Day School and Transition Program
  3. FY23 Early College Incubator Planning Grant
  4. Preregister Now for June Job Fair
  5. FAFSA and MASSGrant Reminder
  6. Aligning Technology with School and District Priorities
  7. Targeted Partnership Program Catalog for SY22-23
  8. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Academies Webinar
  9. Deadline Extended for School Health Profiles Survey
  10. Grant for New 21st Century Community Learning Centers Sites
  11. Civics Project Fellowship
  12. Survey Related to Sex Abuse Prevention
  13. For Your Info:
    • STEM summit
    • "Refresh Your Mental Health" art contest
    • Free, evidence-based literacy PD

April 19, 2022

  1. PD Provider Registry
  2. Picture of the Week: Updated Cosmetology Framework Serves All Hair Types
  3. Third Installment of the Crush COVID Community of Practice
  4. How to Establish a School Mental Health Team
  5. Reminder of Support for Setting Instructional Priorities
  6. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  7. Nominations Sought for History Teacher of the Year
  8. Civics Project Virtual Office Hours
  9. Civics Teaching and Learning Grant
  10. Civics Project Virtual Support Forum
  11. Building and Sustaining a Community of Care
  12. Comment on Proposed Amendment to Accountability and Assistance Regulations
  13. DESE Resource Corner: FAQ on genocide education in Massachusetts
  14. For Your Info:
    • FAFSA festival
    • LearnLaunch's Innovation Challenge

April 11, 2022

  1. Vacation Vaccine Clinics
  2. Picture of the Week: School Nurses Honored
  3. Update on Statewide COVID-19 Testing Program
  4. Updated Advisory on Equal Access to Public Education for Immigrant Students
  5. Teacher of the Year Semifinalists
  6. Powerful Learning Experiences for Students with Disabilities
  7. Adult Training Grant Opportunity
  8. Districts Sought for CS Career Pathways PACE Grant
  9. Innovation Pathways Grants
  10. Upcoming Adult Education RFPs and RFR
  11. DESE Resource Corner: EdTech spotlight
  12. For Your Info:
    • Learning opportunity for school communications professionals
    • Transformative Leaders of Massachusetts fellowship

April 4, 2022

  1. Expanding AP STEM Opportunities
  2. Picture of the Week: Randolph Educator Wins Milken Award
  3. Update on Fee Subsidies for AP and IB Exams
  4. P-EBT Benefits
  5. FY23 Charter Schools Pre-Enrollment Report
  6. Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council to Meet
  7. Professional Learning about SEL for Early Childhood Educators
  8. Overview of Chap. 74 Nonresident Tuition Program
  9. Implementing Strong Instructional Feedback to Accelerate Learning
  10. Leveraging All School-Based Mental Health Staff
  11. New Members Needed for Student Advisory Councils
  12. DESE Resource Corner: Professional development in the arts
  13. For Your Info:
    • Advanced Placement success
    • Federal tax payments for families

March 28, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: Board Honors National Guard and MEMA
  3. FAFSA Information Session
  4. Investigating History Curriculum Pilot
  5. Physical Education and Physical Activity Webinars
  6. Single District Virtual Schools Webinar
  7. Using a Whole School Approach to Well-Being
  8. Spring Planning Sessions
  9. Update on School Meals
  10. High School Science Opportunity
  11. Safe, In-Person Learning for Students with Disabilities
  12. For Your Info: Early College update

March 21, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Vocabulary on Parade in Holyoke
  3. Educator Data Dashboard
  4. Update on Student Opportunity Act Plan Amendments
  5. Workshop Series on Learning and Mental Health for All
  6. CTE Partnership Planning and Implementation Grants
  7. Rethinking Grading Grant for High Schools
  8. World Language Curriculum Alignment Labs
  9. Mental Health Team Composition and Oversight
  10. EdCamp Play Sessions
  11. Addressing Hate and Bias in School Athletics: A Call to Action
  12. Keeping Student Data Private
  13. For Your Info:
    • Forum on pandemic's impact on education
    • PAEMST State Finalists
    • DESE and DTA employees honored

March 14, 2022

  1. Welcoming Newcomer and Refugee Students and Families
  2. Winter/Spring Civics Project Virtual Support Forums
  3. FAFSA Information Session
  4. Feedback Sought on Civics Professional Learning
  5. April 1 Deadline for Excess USDA Foods Inventory
  6. Reminder on Restraint Reporting
  7. Rethinking Grading Grant for High Schools
  8. Civics Project Resource Library
  9. Free, District-Specific Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings
  10. DESE Resource Corner: List of holidays
  11. For Your Info:
    • Cybersecurity grants
    • Child Tax Credit

March 7, 2022

  1. Curriculum Data Collection
  2. It's Civic Learning Week
  3. Virtual Learning Series on Anti-racist Advocacy
  4. Attendance Guidance
  5. An Act Promoting School Nutrition
  6. Trainings of Trainers on Developing Emergency Operation Plans
  7. PK-8 Spring Convening
  8. Anti-Racist Social and Emotional Learning
  9. Join an MTEL Committee and Support Key Updates
  10. Metro North Virtual Job Fair
  11. 2022 School Health Profiles Survey is Open
  12. Rethinking Grading Pilot Project
  13. School Choice Participation
  14. For Your Info: Free, evidence-based, grant-funded literacy and SEL PD opportunity

February 28, 2022

  1. Masking on Buses
  2. Picture of the Week: Pittsfield Acceleration Academy
  3. Early Literacy PD Opportunity
  4. Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council to Meet
  5. Drop-In PD on Learning Acceleration
  6. Anti-Racist Family Engagement Workshop
  7. Spots Remain for Free STEM AP Opportunity
  8. Self-Care and Well-Being for Educators
  9. Supporting Educators' Social Emotional Skills and Wellbeing
  10. Thriving Minds Fellowship
  11. School Mental Health Essentials PD Series
  12. Workshop on Supporting Social-Emotional Regulation
  13. For Your Info: More Than Ready campaign

February 22, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: Black Excellence/Dress for Success Day at Boston Renaissance Charter Public School
  3. Masks Still Required in Some Locations
  4. School Choice Rosters and Claim Forms Application
  5. Funds Available for School Nutrition Programs
  6. Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students
  7. Trainings of Trainers on Developing Emergency Operation Plans
  8. Distinguished Educators Sought
  9. Summer Learning Grant Opportunity
  10. Updated Model School Resource Officer MOU Available
  11. For Your Info: PAEMST Winners

February 14, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School
  3. Mask Requirement Lifted
  4. Drop-In PD on Learning Acceleration
  5. Crush COVID Community of Practice
  6. World Languages Framework Implementation Orientation
  7. Request for Temporary Flexibility Related to Federal Accountability Requirements
  8. Civics Project Office Hours
  9. Opportunities to Re-Envision the Teaching Role
  10. For Your Info:
    • Multilingual workshops on career and technical education
    • Schools sought for study

February 7, 2022

  1. Webinar on COVID-19 Testing
  2. Picture of the Week: Tama Lang, School Counselor of the Year
  3. Civics Project Virtual Support Forums
  4. Supporting Mental Health Literacy for Educators
  5. Student Government Day Reminder
  6. Civics Project Resource Library
  7. DESE Resource Corner: Revised Civics Project Guidebook now available
  8. RESPECTfully Awareness Campaign to Promote Healthy Relationships
  9. Educators Needed for Biology and Introductory Physics MCAS Standard Setting Panels
  10. For Your Info: Access to federal payments for families

January 31, 2022

  1. Board Recap
  2. Webinar on Updated Protocols and COVID-19 Testing
  3. 2021 School and District Report Cards
  4. Strategic Shifts Toward Mastery-Based Learning Workshop Series
  5. Rescheduled Student Opportunity Act Webinars
  6. Office of EdTech Seeks Input for Systems Guide
  7. Grade 8 Civics Assessment Pilot and Practice Test
  8. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  9. World Languages Framework Implementation Series
  10. PK-8 Spring Convening
  11. Teacher of the Year Nominations and Applications Open

January 24, 2022

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Ahern Middle School Eighth Grade Orchestra
  3. Webinar on COVID-19 Testing
  4. Training on Bullying Prevention, Intervention, and Reporting Requirements
  5. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding Opportunity
  6. Service-Learning and Social Emotional Learning PD Series
  7. Anti-Racist Leadership in the Early Grades
  8. Student School Climate Survey Reports Available in Edwin
  9. 21st Century Community Learning Centers Information Session
  10. Webinar on High-Quality Literacy Curricula
  11. For Your Info:
    • Environmental youth and educator awards
    • Girls Who Code summer programs

January 18, 2022

  1. New COVID-19 Testing Program Option and Webinar
  2. Reminder on Protocols for Quarantine and Isolation
  3. Supporting Educators' Social Emotional Skills and Wellbeing
  4. Workshop Series on Shifting toward Mastery-Based Learning
  5. Educators Sought for Upcoming MTEL Item Review Committees
  6. Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign
  7. For Your Info:
    • National ESEA Distinguished Schools
    • Supporting Afghan and other newcomer students

January 10, 2022

  1. School Mask Requirement Extended
  2. Updated Flowchart and New FAQ
  3. ACCESS for ELLs Testing Window Extended
  4. Certain Emergency Licenses Extended
  5. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Update
  6. Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Collection Community of Practice
  7. Upcoming LearnLaunch Workshops
  8. New FY22 Adult Education Planning Grant Opportunity
  9. 2022-23 STEM AP Access Expansion Opportunity Information Session
  10. Grants for Bottle Filling Stations
  11. Preschool Grant Opportunities
  12. Schools Needed for Grade 8 Civics Assessment Pilot This Spring

January 3, 2022

  1. COVID-19 Updates
  2. Leveraging Technology to Strengthen Teaching and Learning
  3. Upcoming LearnLaunch Workshops
  4. Information Session on Positions Related to Special Education
  5. Mandated Reporter Training Pilot Program
  6. Developing Academic Vocabulary and Discourse to Accelerate Learning
  7. New Members Sought for Digital Learning Advisory Council
  8. Seal of Biliteracy 2022 Legislative Update
  9. For Your Info: U.S. Department of Education on In-Person School

2021

December 20, 2021

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: Embracing differences at Grafton Middle School
  3. COVID-19 Testing Webinar
  4. School Culture Workshop
  5. Superintendent's Checklist
  6. Student Privacy Reminder and Resources
  7. For Your Info: School staff shortages

December 13, 2021

  1. Board to Meet
  2. Picture of the Week: Fourth Grade Art from Walpole
  3. Networking and PD on Family Engagement
  4. 2022-23 STEM AP Access Expansion Opportunity Information Session
  5. Strategies to Create Positive School Culture
  6. Accelerating Math Instruction in the 2022-23 School Year
  7. Student Opportunity Act Update
  8. Update on Training on Bullying Prevention
  9. Hate Crime Prevention Grant
  10. New Grant Opportunity for Literacy
  11. Civics Project Jumpstart Workshop
  12. For Your Info:
    • Poetry Out Loud
    • Surgeon General's advisory on youth mental health

December 6, 2021

  1. New COVID-19 FAQ
  2. Webinar This Week on Students' Connectivity
  3. Student Opportunity Act Update
  4. December 12 Deadline to Apply and Receive an Emergency License
  5. Governor Baker Signs Genocide Education Bill
  6. Child Find Resources
  7. Funding for COVID-19 Response
  8. FAFSA Season
  9. For Your Info: Free resources from Girls Who Code

November 29, 2021

  1. High School Senior Internship in Education Project
  2. Grants for Language Acquisition
  3. Educator Wellness PD
  4. Comprehensive School Mental Health System PD
  5. Save the Date for Training on Bullying Prevention, Intervention, and Reporting Requirements
  6. Student Government Day Registration and Speech Competition Now Open
  7. Student Opportunity Act Plan Amendment Process
  8. For Your Info:
    • Missing Children's Day Poster Contest for Fifth Graders
    • Resources for Afghan refugees

November 22, 2021

  1. New COVID-19 FAQ
  2. Assistance Filling Vacant Positions
  3. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  4. Edwin Office Hours Are Back
  5. Designing Strong Instructional Scaffolds
  6. Seeking Vendor for K-12 Educational Technology Guide
  7. Civics Project Fellowship
  8. Education Superhighway K-12 Bridge to Broadband Webinars
  9. School Hate Crimes Prevention Resource Guide and Upcoming Grant Opportunity
  10. Culturally Responsive Teaching Workshop
  11. Applicants Sought for Sontag Prize
  12. Comments Sought on Proposed Charter School and Charter Amendments
  13. Survey for Mandated Reporters
  14. More Districts Participating in Influence 100
  15. Enrollment Data Posted

November 15, 2021

  1. Board Meeting Postponed
  2. Picture of the Week: Culinary Arts at Minuteman High School
  3. Test and Stay in Before- and After-School Programs
  4. Reminder about FAFSA Completion Reports in Edwin
  5. Summer Reimbursement Grant Opportunity
  6. PD on Collecting and Using Mental Health Data
  7. LearnLaunch Workshop on Monitoring Progress to Improve Outcomes
  8. Forum on Engaging Students with Disabilities in Civics Projects
  9. Educators Sought for Upcoming MTEL Bias Review Committees
  10. Vendors Sought for Grants Processing and Regulatory Compliance Monitoring Systems
  11. Helpful Messages to Families About School Meals
  12. For Your Info: The Big Read

November 8, 2021

  1. Drop-In PD on Learning Acceleration
  2. Early College Full School Impact and Expansion Grant Opportunities
  3. Assistance Filling Vacant Positions
  4. COVID-19 FAQ on Pooled Testing During Short School Weeks
  5. COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Resources
  6. P-EBT Reimbursements for Districts
  7. DESE Resource Corner: EdTech insights from the UMass Donahue Institute
  8. Intent to Seek Waiver to 1 Percent Limit on Alternative Assessments
  9. For Your Info:
    • Welcome poster from the UMass Amherst Translation Center
    • Citizen Schools Virtual Coffee Hour with Teach Plus
    • Resources from Girls Who Code

November 1, 2021

  1. COVID-19 Updates
  2. COVID-19 Webinar
  3. Reminder about 2022-2023 STEM AP Access Expansion Opportunity Info Session
  4. SEL and Mental Health Competitive Grant Opportunity
  5. Model School Resource Officer MOU Review Commission to Hold Forums
  6. School Mental Health Professional Development
  7. Acceleration Roadmap Implementation Support
  8. Upcoming LearnLaunch Workshop Offering
  9. Healthy Schools Program Grant to Supplement School-Based COVID Relief Efforts
  10. AP and IB Exam Fee Subsidies Expanded
  11. FAFSA Completion Reports Live in Edwin
  12. DESE Resource Corner: EdTech spotlight
  13. Updated DCF and DESE Joint Advisory on Mandatory Reporting

October 25, 2021

  1. Board Recap
  2. Picture of the Week: STEM Week
  3. School Pupil Driver Certificate Exam Event
  4. New Installment of COVID-19 FAQs
  5. Monitoring Progress to Improve Outcomes
  6. Guidance on Sharing Student Education Records with DCF Social Workers
  7. Leveraging Technology to Strengthen Teaching and Learning
  8. Financial Literacy Planning and Implementation Grant
  9. Summer Reimbursement Grant Opportunity
  10. Elementary School Principals Professional Development
  11. Student Government Day
  12. Weston Educator Honored
  13. RFQs Coming for Grants Processing and Regulatory Compliance Monitoring Applications
  14. For Your Info:
    • Advance Child Tax Credit
    • ACT scores best in nation

October 18, 2021

  1. Board to Meet
  2. TNTP Acceleration Roadmap Implementation Support
  3. Supporting Students' and Teachers' Mental Health and Wellbeing
  4. AAAC Meeting and Call for Nominations
  5. Deadline Extended for U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominations
  6. Upcoming LearnLaunch Workshops
  7. 2022-2023 STEM AP Access Expansion Opportunity Information Session
  8. For Your Info: Elevating Voices for Equity

October 12, 2021

  1. MEMA Help with COVID-19 Supplies
  2. 2022 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year
  3. New COVID-19 FAQ
  4. School Meal Supply Chain Disruptions
  5. Workshop on Communication in Uncertain Times
  6. Survey to Develop MOUs for SROs
  7. Reminder about U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program
  8. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Available
  9. P-EBT and SNAP Reminders
  10. For Your Info: Project-based learning opportunities

October 4, 2021

  1. COVID-19 Testing Webinar
  2. Deadline Extended for MCAS and Innovative Science Assessment Review Committees
  3. Reminder about U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominations
  4. DOT-RMV One-Day 7D Driver Training and MAPT School Transportation-Related Events
  5. Emergency Connectivity Fund Program
  6. Free LearnLaunch Workshops
  7. Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) Sessions Available
  8. FAFSA is Open
  9. Special Literacy Webinar
  10. DESE Resource Corner: Updated FAQs for the supplemental low-income data collection
  11. Providers Sought to Implement Alternatives to the Subject Matter Knowledge MTELs
  12. December 12 Deadline to Apply and Receive an Emergency License

September 27, 2021

  1. Extension of Mask Mandate and Details on Vaccine Threshold
  2. Board Recap
  3. National Blue Ribbon Schools
  4. Identifying Close Contacts
  5. Introducing MassSTEP
  6. COVID-19 Testing Webinar
  7. Exploring Interest in Potential Math Acceleration Academy Grant Opportunity
  8. College and Career Readiness through MyCAP
  9. Workshop Series on the Education Triangle of Students, Staff, and Families
  10. U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program Registration Open
  11. Considering Offering Perkins V CTE Programming for the First Time in FY23?
  12. Elementary School Principals Networking and PD Series
  13. Massachusetts School Wellness Website
  14. Innovation Pathway Grants
  15. For Your Info:
    • Translation Day
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