Field Memos


3-25-2016 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address scheduled for Wednesday
  2. PARCC assessments begin in RI on Monday
  3. Report: R.I. making progress toward closing achievement gaps
2-12-16 Field Memo
  1. Conference on blended, personalized learning scheduled for April 2
  2. RIDE to release 2016 accountability results, updated list of Commended Schools
  3. Reminder: Registrations due today (February 12) for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I.
12-18-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to continue discussions with superintendents, other stakeholders on re-imagining high schools
  2. RIDE issues RFP for schools, districts interested in provided courses through Advanced Coursework Network
  3. RIDE partners with DLT to lead Build Skills session at Governor Raimondo’s Make it in RI Summit
10-23-15 Field Memo
  1. Council approves funding for 86 school-renovation projects in 18 LEAs
  2. Governor Raimondo establishes Working Group to review funding formula for education aid 
  3. Reminder: Applications sought for XQ Super School Challenge Advisory Committee

9-18-15 Field Memo
  1. Save the Date Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire
  2. RIDE issues new guidance regarding educator evaluations
  3. Teachers, schools encouraged
9-11-15 Field Memo

  1. Save the Date: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire 
  2. U.S. Department of Education approves Rhode Island Equity Plan to provide excellent teachers for all students 
  3. RIDE awards grants to charter public schools for partnerships with other schools in their communities 

  • Save the Date: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire 
  • U.S. Department of Education approves Rhode Island Equity Plan to provide excellent teachers for all students 
  • RIDE awards grants to charter public schools for partnerships with other schools in their communities 
  • 9-4-15 Field Memo
    1. College Board releases SAT, AP results
    2. High schools to be notified of 54th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program opportunity
    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
    Field Memo 4-17-15
    1. RIDE issues report on Professional Learning Community mini-grants
    2. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT releases 2015 Factbook
    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