Field Memos


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
04-25-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to communicate with, develop plans for seniors who have not yet met graduation requirements
  2. RIDE nearing completion of ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  3. East Greenwich, Providence high-school seniors named as 2014 Presidential Scholar semifinalists
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