Field Memos


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
5-27-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces partnership between Electric Boat and career-technical schools and centers
  2. USED releases proposed regulations on implementing ESSA; article analyzes Secretary King’s stance on equity
  3. First community phone call held on Monday; next call to be scheduled in the fall
5-20-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Teachers and all friends of education invited to open-line community conference call on Monday (May 23)
  2. Council approves revised Diploma System for public comment
  3. RIDE to review guidance on nondiscrimination and transgender students, make recommendations to Council
5-13-16 Field Memo
  1. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program adds 12 sites; applications being accepted for coming school year
  2. RIDE affirms dual, concurrent enrollment courses must be accessible to all
  3. RIDE provides information and examples about RI proposed empowerment model
4-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Council considering revisions to graduation requirements
  2. Council seeks one-year reprieve in court ruling summer-school funding
  3. RIDE to mark Teacher Appreciation Week
4-22-16 Field Memo
  1. Advanced Coursework Network to provide 120 additional Prepare RI courses this fall
  2. How one high school achieves outstanding results: opportunity, expectations, expert instruction
  3. Providence Schools receive national environmental award
4-8-16 Field Memo
  1. Empowerment Act submitted to General Assembly, posted on RIDE website
  2. Advanced Coursework Network registration opens
  3. R.I. receives grant to support career-readiness, skills for youth
2-26-16 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner’s message to families, educators on PARCC assessments
  2. Rhode Island joins initiative committed openly licensed educational resources
  3. Providence selected for two educational initiatives
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.
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