Field Memos


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
12-19-14 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Gist: Holiday greetings, and reflections on 2014
  2. RIDE develops policy, issues statement on data privacy
  3. Governor Chafee receives report on educator autonomy 
11-26-14 Field Memo
  1. Thanksgiving greetings to all 
  2. High schools invited to participate in Global Learning Network and PISA-based OECD Test for Schools 
  3. Rhode Island invited to participate in National Tournament of Academic Excellence; seeking volunteer to recruit a state team 
9-26-14 Field Memo
  1. Salute to Rhode Island Educators scheduled for tomorrow evening (September 27)
  2. Employment First policy approved 
  3. Rhode Island DataHUB posts data story on adult education 
9-12-14 Field Memo
  1. Hearings to be scheduled on proposed changes to diploma requirements
  2. Race to the Top Steering Committee to hold final meeting on Monday 
  3. Superintendents asked to sign Future Ready District Pledge 

8-8-14 Field Memo
  1. Education Board members briefed on strategic plan 
  2. RIDE reports on graduation outcomes for Class of 2014 
  3. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Education working toward expanding access to dual enrollment 
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

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