Field Memos


8-12-16 Field Memo
  1. Career-technical education provides opportunities for all students
  2. School leaders urged to encourage participation in free PSAT opportunity; new deadline for ordering test books, September 23
  3. RIDE announces next steps toward formation of Empowerment Schools
7-1-16 Field Memo
  1. Draft Secondary Regulations posted for public comment
  2. Empowerment schools next steps
6-24-16 Field Memo
  1. Reprinting 6-21-16 Field Memo Alert: Superior Court upholds decision barring summer-school tuition but stresses that ruling applies to one case only
  2. R.I. Music Education Association receives national advocacy award
  3. Christine Lopes Metcalfe named new RIDE Chief of Staff
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
2-5-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo’s budget proposal includes education investments
  2. Reminder: RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Reminder: Schools encouraged to consider using open educational resources
1-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Education Post features interview on supporting students, teachers in R.I
  2. RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Registration open for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I. 
1-15-16 Field Memo
  1. Bone-marrow drive scheduled to support Newport School Department employees
  2. Working Group approves funding formula recommendations
  3. Middle-school students honored for healthy recipes 
12-11-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to review Every Student Succeeds Act to determine effect on Rhode Island
  2. Council approves changes to allow for longer delayed school openings in inclement weather
  3. Superintendents, heads of schools invited to conversation on a new vision for high schools
12-4-15 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo’s Children’s Cabinet releases five-year strategic plan 
  2. Schools, communities invited to screen Most Likely to Succeed as part of on-going discussion on re-imagining high schools
  3. RIDE highlights “featured educator,” adds teachers’ blog to website 
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