Field Memos


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
2-13-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, PARCC consortium hold information session for superintendents, principals 
  2. Proper roof maintenance necessary during severe weather 
1-30-15 Field Memo
  1. Graduation rates improve, dropout rates decline 
  2. School leaders, teachers encouraged to communicate with parents who express concerns about PARCC