Field Memos


8-19-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to implement updated policy, developed in coordination with the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and the CTE Board and Trust, on CTE funding beginning in the 2017-18 school year
  2. Rhode Island Foundation awards grants to support education
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline for ordering, September 23
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
7-8-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo speaks to all about recent events of violence
  2. Information available on new Rhode Island Seal of Biliteracy
  3. R.I. students win national awards in CTE competition
6-17-16 Field Memo
  1. House budget supports key education initiatives
  2. Two reports created for review of personnel data before submission via eRIDE
  3. Reminder: Roster Verification for principals due June 24
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
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