Field Memos


12-13-13 Field Memo
  1. Common Core community forums scheduled; RIDE offers to hold additional forums in local communities 
  2. Rhode Island high schools invited to participate in OECD Test for Schools; America Achieves can pay full cost for up to 20 schools
  3. Families receiving solicitation letters regarding college admissions, financial aid
11-22-13 Field Memo
  1. How America Compares: OECD Test for Schools planned, PISA Day scheduled
  2. RIDE to hold follow-up discussion on Rick Hess’s Cage-Busting Leadership
  3. RIDE, Business Innovation Factory, Youth in Action launch partnership for student-designed school
11-1-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, district representatives present information on UCOA at national conference
  2. Rhode Island gaining recognition for use of technology in schools 
  3. Reminder: Presidential Scholar nominations due November 12 – Action Item
10-25-13 Field Memo
  1. Governor Chafee, RIDE to launch Educator Autonomy Project
  2. Annual school-safety conference to be held on November 1
  3. RIDE, Congressman Langevin to hold conference on healthcare professions
10-18-13 Field Memo
  1. Educators invited to Common Core conference on October 26
  2. NECAP administration proceeding smoothly statewide
  3. Technology assessment to be administered to 8th-graders; RIDE requests LEA contact names by October 25 – Action Item
9-27-13 Field Memo
  1. Stony Lane Elementary School and the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award Schools
  2. Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy meets the Summer Reading Challenge and joins Commissioner Gist on skydive to celebrate literacy education
  3. Save the Date: CCSS Networking Conference - October 26
9-20-13 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island celebrates educator excellence
  2. Last chance to register for Innovation Powered by Technology Conference
  3. RIDE develops survey on Common Core and special education, to be completed by October 4 – Action Item
5-17-13 Field Memo
  1. Superintendents, principals, RIDE agree to modifications to evaluation process
  2. Board of Education to meet in school settings
  3. Commissioner to issue Summer Reading Challenge: Dive into a Book!
4-26-13 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner to address General Assembly on the state of public education
  2. Schools encouraged to inform students about Virtual Learning Math Modules, issues regarding Accuplacer assessment
  3. Books available for those interested in participating in discussion group on Cage-Busting Leadership