Field Memos


7-10-15 Field Memo

  1. Governor Raimondo selects N.Y. educator as next Commissioner
  2. U.S. Department of Education renews Rhode Island flexibility under Elementary and Secondary Education Act

  • Governor Raimondo selects N.Y. educator as next Commissioner
  • U.S. Department of Education renews Rhode Island flexibility under Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • Governor Raimondo selects N.Y. educator as next Commissioner
  • U.S. Department of Education renews Rhode Island flexibility under Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • 6-29-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE, PARCC states prepare for communications regarding assessment results
    2. Council to consider revised regulations on length of school day
    3. Schools must be closed on Monday, July 6, in observance of Independence Day
    5-22-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC Governing Board votes to reduce testing time; RIDE to survey superintendents on new testing window
    2. Prototype 4 of strategic plan for public education released; RIDE seeks comments and feedback by June 1
    3. RIDE issues guidance on implementing the Statewide Bullying Policy
    4-24-15 Field Memo
    1. Design team completes Prototype 3 of next strategic plan for education, seeks feedback by May 4
    2. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program to serve 9 communities in 2015-16
    3. Met School (Newport), Ponaganset High win Green Ribbons
    Field Memo 4-17-15
    1. RIDE issues report on Professional Learning Community mini-grants
    2. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT releases 2015 Factbook
    4-10-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE testifies on bills on parental refusal, financial literacy, proficiency-based learning, other educational matters
    3-20-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC assessments begin in Rhode Island; 23,700 tests completed to date
    2. AP participation, success rates continue to rise in R.I.; three R.I. districts named to AP Honor Roll 
    3. Reminder: Design team seeks feedback by Wednesday on second prototype of strategic plan for education 
    3-13-15 Field Memo
    1. Governor Raimondo’s Budget: full funding for education aid; funds for early learning, school construction, dual enrollment
    2. Design team seeks feedback on 2nd prototype of strategic plan for education
    3. R.I. PARCC assessments to begin Monday (March 16)
    3-6-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC assessments will help us see if we’re making progress 
    2. Two-hour delays permitted during inclement weather
    3. Governor Raimondo announces “Governor for a Day” essay contest
    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

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