Field Memos


1-16-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, RISSA leadership develop message points on PARCC assessments and parental refusal 
  2. Taskforce on teacher absenteeism to convene
  3. Rhode Island to be host to regional technology summit April 21 and 22
1-2-15 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Gist highlights initiatives, prospects for 2015
  2. U.S. Department of Education issues state reports on educator equity
  3. Johnston man advocates for better access to public facilities for those with disabilities 
10-31-14 Field Memo
  1. Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch development of next strategic plan for education
  2. President Obama addresses issues of workforce, education
  3. Council to consider endorsing standards on personal finance
10-17-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE applies for federal grant to add preschool sites
  2. RIDE remains in contact with Health regarding enterovirus, Ebola
  3. All are invited to Innovation Powered by Technology conference on October 25
10-10-14 Field Memo
  1. School, district leaders commended for response to threats made against schoolchildren  
  2. AP participation, results improve; SAT scores rise in reading, mathematics
  3. 2014 NECAP Science results remain under review
9-26-14 Field Memo
  1. Salute to Rhode Island Educators scheduled for tomorrow evening (September 27)
  2. Employment First policy approved 
  3. Rhode Island DataHUB posts data story on adult education 
9-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 
  2. High-schools encouraged to participate in United States Senate Youth Program 
  3. Data published on attendance, chronic absenteeism; workshop scheduled for September 18

8-15-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, The Learning Accelerator partnership draws national attention to blended learning in Rhode Island
  2. RIDE receives grant to expand participation in AP Exams
  3. U.S. Department of Education issues information on school enrollment and immigrant children
8-8-14 Field Memo
  1. Education Board members briefed on strategic plan 
  2. RIDE reports on graduation outcomes for Class of 2014 
  3. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Education working toward expanding access to dual enrollment 
7-25-14 Field Memo
  1. Reminder to LEAs to complete survey about class of 2014
  2. RIDE provides guidance to legislation related to assessments and graduation requirements
  3. Rhode Island recognized for its process for evaluating support professionals