Field Memos


9-23-16 Field Memo
  1. Council approves FY 18 budget request
  2. RIDE receives federal grant to defray cost of AP tests for low-income students
  3. Education Secretary recognizes states, including R.I., for Seal of Biliteracy adoption
  4. Reminder: District, school leaders invited to meeting Monday on grants to support development, growth of education leaders
  5. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline is today!
9-16-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces strategic goals for 3rd-grade reading
  2. District, school leaders invited to meeting on mini-grants to support development, growth of education leaders
  3. Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
9-2-16 Field Memo
  1. Back-to-school stories focus on new initiatives, opportunities
  2. All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline is three weeks away!
8-26-16 Field Memo
  1. Participation rates, achievement levels improve on 2016 R.I. PARCC assessments
  2. South Kingstown Superintendent Stringfellow named 2017 Superintendent of the Year
  3. Four R.I. teachers honored with national Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
8-12-16 Field Memo
  1. Career-technical education provides opportunities for all students
  2. School leaders urged to encourage participation in free PSAT opportunity; new deadline for ordering test books, September 23
  3. RIDE announces next steps toward formation of Empowerment Schools
8-5-16 Field Memo
  1. Ideas offered on reducing student absenteeism
  2. New CTE, P-TECH opportunities open this fall; RIDE, Commerce encourage districts to consider launching P-TECH partnerships
  3. Reminder: RIDE accepting comment through September 15 on Secondary School Regulations; 4 hearings scheduled
7-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Central Falls schools try “big idea” to change role of substitute teachers
  2. RIDE seeks students to participate in advisory group
  3. Classical, Narraganset graduates selected as Providence Journal Honor Roll winners
7-22-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE issues request for new charter applicants
  2. Ponaganset science teacher sets world record for flight efficiency using biofuel blend
  3. Repeating from Field Memo Alert 7-18-16: RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information
7-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information; testing will be for students in grades 3 through 9 only (or upon completion of Algebra for math)
  2. R.I. selected as participating state in social-emotional learning initiative
  3. USED approves R.I. applications for School Improvement Grants
6-10-16 Field Memo
  1. Special-education teacher, coordinator named 2017 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  2. Budget includes record education funding; RIDE budget cut by $4 million
  3. RIDE develops, posts policy guidance on transgender and gender-nonconforming youth