Field Memos


3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
2-21-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs reminded to notify RIDE of adjustments to school calendar
  2. RIDE develops, posts videos on Common Core State Standards
  3. NECAP retest to begin Tuesday (February 25)
2-14-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE releases October 2013 NECAP results
  2. RIDE provides Board of Education with monthly update on Diploma System
  3. Model school-safety plan posted on RIDE website
2-7-14 Field Memo
  1. NECAP results, graduation rates, show positive trends at high-school level
  2. Model school-safety plan developed for LEA use
  3. RI DataHUB posts report on math proficiency and postsecondary success
1-31-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address reports on accomplishments, goals
  2. RIDE releases NECAP results, graduation rates 
  3. Certification of compliance with guidance on constitutionally protected school prayer due by Monday, February 10 – Action Item 

1-24-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address scheduled for Thursday (January 30)
  2. Repeating from yesterday’s Field Memo Alert: RIDE provides LEAs with confidential results for grade-12 NECAP retests; LEAs asked to review, update files by February 3 – Action Item
  3. Rhode Island schools prepare for Digital Learning Day, February 5
1-17-14 Field Memo
  1. Governor Chafee’s budget supports education
  2. Statement issued on Diploma System, waivers
  3. Update on release of October 2013 NECAP results
1-13-14 Field Memo Alert
  1. Commissioner Gist’s statement on guidance regarding waivers and the Diploma System.
  2. View the Waiver Decision Tree online.
1-3-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to hold informational sessions on 2013 high-school NECAP results; registrations due Monday (January 6) – Action Item
  2. Weather advisory from Emergency Management Agency transmitted to all LEAs
  3. Rhode Island teachers win Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
12-06-13 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to review anti-bullying policies
  2. R.I. schools get ready for Hour of Code
  3. RIDE revises schedule for 2014 NECAP retake testing for seniors