Field Memos


12-12-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island receives federal Preschool Expansion Grant; goal is to have 60 state-funded preschool classrooms by 2019
  2. Children’s Friend named preliminary winner of federal child-care grant 
  3. RIDE to release NECAP science results on Tuesday
12-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares to release 2014 NECAP Science results
  2. Rhode Islanders encouraged to participate in survey on public education 
  3. Rhode Island Growth Model reports for individual educators available Wednesday
11-21-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Islanders express their views on education, set priorities for next strategic plan 
  2. Ceremony to honor 2014 Commended  Schools scheduled for December 11
  3. Rhode Island educators participate in White House conference on technology; technology summit to be held in R.I. next year 

11-14-14 Field Memo
  1. Strategic-plan development process gets under way with statewide survey 
  2. Council endorses standards for financial literacy 
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 
9-12-14 Field Memo
  1. Hearings to be scheduled on proposed changes to diploma requirements
  2. Race to the Top Steering Committee to hold final meeting on Monday 
  3. Superintendents asked to sign Future Ready District Pledge 

9-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 
  2. High-schools encouraged to participate in United States Senate Youth Program 
  3. Data published on attendance, chronic absenteeism; workshop scheduled for September 18

8-8-14 Field Memo
  1. Education Board members briefed on strategic plan 
  2. RIDE reports on graduation outcomes for Class of 2014 
  3. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Education working toward expanding access to dual enrollment 
7-3-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Islanders to continue working to prepare all students for success
  2. Rhode Island to phase out NECAP assessments in mathematics, reading
  3. Six Rhode Island high-school students win silver medals in national career-technical education competition
5-16-14 Field Memo
  1. 93 percent of current senior class meets graduation requirements
  2. LEAs have authority to make waiver decisions
  3. Highlander Institute announces blended-learning fellowship; application deadline is May 24