Field Memos


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
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