Field Memos


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
1-15-16 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 
11-20-15 Field Memo

  1. PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  2. Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  3. Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 

  • PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  • Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  • Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 
  • 10-2-15 Field Memo

    1. RIDE announces crowd-sourcing feature to build donor support for educator recognition,  Teacher of the Year 
    2. Reminder: RIDE will work with teams interested in designing the next American high school 
    3. Reminder: Registration open for Innovation Powered by Technology conference  



  • RIDE announces crowd-sourcing feature to build donor support for educator recognition,  Teacher of the Year 
  • Reminder: RIDE will work with teams interested in designing the next American high school 
  • Reminder: Registration open for Innovation Powered by Technology conference  
  • RIDE announces crowd-sourcing feature to build donor support for educator recognition,  Teacher of the Year 
  • Reminder: RIDE will work with teams interested in designing the next American high school 
  • Reminder: Registration open for Innovation Powered by Technology conference  
  • RIDE announces crowd-sourcing feature to build donor support for educator recognition,  Teacher of the Year 
  • Reminder: RIDE will work with teams interested in designing the next American high school 
  • Reminder: Registration open for Innovation Powered by Technology conference  
  • 9-18-15 Field Memo
    1. Save the Date Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire
    2. RIDE issues new guidance regarding educator evaluations
    3. Teachers, schools encouraged
    9-11-15 Field Memo

    1. Save the Date: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire 
    2. U.S. Department of Education approves Rhode Island Equity Plan to provide excellent teachers for all students 
    3. RIDE awards grants to charter public schools for partnerships with other schools in their communities 

  • Save the Date: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire 
  • U.S. Department of Education approves Rhode Island Equity Plan to provide excellent teachers for all students 
  • RIDE awards grants to charter public schools for partnerships with other schools in their communities 
  • 7-31-15 Field Memo
    1. Dr. Wagner to begin as Commissioner Monday, August 3
    6-29-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE, PARCC states prepare for communications regarding assessment results
    2. Council to consider revised regulations on length of school day
    3. Schools must be closed on Monday, July 6, in observance of Independence Day