Field Memos


5-1-15 Field Memo

  1. Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  2. RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  3. RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator

  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • 4-3-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC tests completed in R.I. passes 100,000; blog argues against parental refusal, especially for Hispanic families, students 
    2. Career-Technical board convenes; RIPEC releases report on career-technical education 
    3. Newport student selected as Governor for a Day
    2-20-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC testing begins in some partner states, R.I. to begin March 16
    2. First edition of Rhode Island Blended Chronicle available
    3. High schools to hold elections for student advisory council
    2-13-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE, PARCC consortium hold information session for superintendents, principals 
    2. Proper roof maintenance necessary during severe weather 
    1-30-15 Field Memo
    1. Graduation rates improve, dropout rates decline 
    2. School leaders, teachers encouraged to communicate with parents who express concerns about PARCC
    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