Field Memos


5-20-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Teachers and all friends of education invited to open-line community conference call on Monday (May 23)
  2. Council approves revised Diploma System for public comment
  3. RIDE to review guidance on nondiscrimination and transgender students, make recommendations to Council
4-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Council considering revisions to graduation requirements
  2. Council seeks one-year reprieve in court ruling summer-school funding
  3. RIDE to mark Teacher Appreciation Week
3-11-16 Field Memo
  1. Educators invited to inform RI’s Diploma System and RI State Graduation Requirements at community conversation events
  2. Met School educator receives 2016 Allen Distinguished Educators Award
  3. Governor Raimondo celebrates Women’s History Month with Governor for a Day Essay Contest
2-5-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo’s budget proposal includes education investments
  2. Reminder: RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Reminder: Schools encouraged to consider using open educational resources
1-22-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Bone-marrow drive scheduled to support Newport School Department employees
  2. RIDE to invite high-school teachers to conversation on high-school experience, secondary regulations, graduation
  3. Magazine article examines “schools of the future” 
12-24-15 Field Memo

  1. Holiday greetings from RIDE
  2. State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  3. South Kingstown High students win planning award

  • Holiday greetings from RIDE
  • State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  • South Kingstown High students win planning award
  • Holiday greetings from RIDE
  • State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  • South Kingstown High students win planning award
  • Holiday greetings from RIDE
  • State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  • South Kingstown High students win planning award
  • Holiday greetings from RIDE
  • State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  • South Kingstown High students win planning award
  • 12-18-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE to continue discussions with superintendents, other stakeholders on re-imagining high schools
    2. RIDE issues RFP for schools, districts interested in provided courses through Advanced Coursework Network
    3. RIDE partners with DLT to lead Build Skills session at Governor Raimondo’s Make it in RI Summit
    12-11-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE to review Every Student Succeeds Act to determine effect on Rhode Island
    2. Council approves changes to allow for longer delayed school openings in inclement weather
    3. Superintendents, heads of schools invited to conversation on a new vision for high schools
    6-26-15 Field Memo
    1. General Assembly goes into recess without passing charter legislation; approves Fiscal Year 2016 budget
    2. Council receives final draft of 2015-2020 strategic plan
    3. Council considers revised regulations on calendar, school day 
    2-27-15 Field Memo
    1. Rhode Island outlines progress toward transforming education in final Race to the Top report 
    2. Rhode Island ranked first in country on teacher-preparation program policies 
    3. PARCC assessments: We expect all students to participate