Field Memos


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
5-20-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Teachers and all friends of education invited to open-line community conference call on Monday (May 23)
  2. Council approves revised Diploma System for public comment
  3. RIDE to review guidance on nondiscrimination and transgender students, make recommendations to Council
5-13-16 Field Memo
  1. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program adds 12 sites; applications being accepted for coming school year
  2. RIDE affirms dual, concurrent enrollment courses must be accessible to all
  3. RIDE provides information and examples about RI proposed empowerment model
4-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Council considering revisions to graduation requirements
  2. Council seeks one-year reprieve in court ruling summer-school funding
  3. RIDE to mark Teacher Appreciation Week
4-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Commissioner resolve matter concerning dual, concurrent enrollment course offerings
  2. RIDE looking into administrative delay regarding fees for summer-school courses
  3. LEAs reminded on PARCC guidance