Field Memos


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
    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