Field Memos


4-4-14 Field Memo
  1. Field test proceeding smoothly in Rhode Island, across PARCC consortium
  2. RI-CAN releases status report on public education in Rhode Island, KIDS COUNT to issue annual Factbook Monday
  3. Congressman Langevin honored for support of career-technical education
3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
3-14-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island receives approval for Race to the Top no-cost extension
  2. Next year’s junior class to take NECAP, not PARCC assessments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical structures within annual educator-evaluation systems
3-7-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks recommendations for Rhode Island Distinguished Educator Pool  – Action Item
  2. RIDE shares results of mid-year surveys on educator evaluations
  3. RIDE, Office of Digital Excellence announce adult-education agreement on digital-literacy training for adult learners
2-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares sample letter to parents regarding the PARCC Field Test
  2. Coventry educator named Rhode Island Outstanding First Year Principal
  3. RIDE announces new Chief of Fiscal Integrity and Efficiencies
12-06-13 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to review anti-bullying policies
  2. R.I. schools get ready for Hour of Code
  3. RIDE revises schedule for 2014 NECAP retake testing for seniors
8-9-13 Field Memo
  1. Students benefiting from summer mathematics programs
  2. LEAs will receive notifications about participation in PARCC field-testing
  3. Differentiated evaluations OK’d for Innovation Districts
7-26-13 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education Officials to visit Green Ribbon Schools in Providence on Monday
  2. PARCC releases cost estimates, almost exactly the same as NECAP per-student costs
  3. Space available in orientation sessions for facilitators of formative-assessment professional development
7-19-13 Field Memo
  1. Districts, nonprofits stepping up to provide summer mathematics instruction, support
  2. Cranston student wins Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
  3. Tablet classroom arm chairs available for schools
5-10-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE publishes 2014 graduation timeline
  2. Commissioner publishes op-ed, The Truth About Testing
  3. RIDE posts Fiscal Year 2014 federal-fund allocations