Field Memos


10-14-16 Field Memo
  1. Council approves new Diploma System
  2. RIDE releases 2016 school classifications
  3. Trinity Rep to offer theater tickets to 11th graders
10-7-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE receives proposals for new, expanded charters
  2. Startup Weekend leads to innovative ideas for education
  3. R.I. school leaders receive awards from regional association
  4. RIDE to release 2016 school classifications on Wednesday
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
7-22-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE issues request for new charter applicants
  2. Ponaganset science teacher sets world record for flight efficiency using biofuel blend
  3. Repeating from Field Memo Alert 7-18-16: RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information
3-11-16 Field Memo
  1. Educators invited to inform RI’s Diploma System and RI State Graduation Requirements at community conversation events
  2. Met School educator receives 2016 Allen Distinguished Educators Award
  3. Governor Raimondo celebrates Women’s History Month with Governor for a Day Essay Contest
11-6-15 Field Memo

  1. RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  2. Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  3. Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 




  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • 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 
  • 6-5-15 Field Memo

    1. Personal note from Commissioner Gist
    2. Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
    3. Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers



  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • 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