Field Memos


9-16-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces strategic goals for 3rd-grade reading
  2. District, school leaders invited to meeting on mini-grants to support development, growth of education leaders
  3. Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
9-2-16 Field Memo
  1. Back-to-school stories focus on new initiatives, opportunities
  2. All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline is three weeks away!
8-26-16 Field Memo
  1. Participation rates, achievement levels improve on 2016 R.I. PARCC assessments
  2. South Kingstown Superintendent Stringfellow named 2017 Superintendent of the Year
  3. Four R.I. teachers honored with national Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
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
8-12-16 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
7-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Central Falls schools try “big idea” to change role of substitute teachers
  2. RIDE seeks students to participate in advisory group
  3. Classical, Narraganset graduates selected as Providence Journal Honor Roll winners
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
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