Field Memos


4-4-14 Field Memo
  1. Field test proceeding smoothly in Rhode Island, across PARCC consortium
  2. RI-CAN releases status report on public education in Rhode Island, KIDS COUNT to issue annual Factbook Monday
  3. Congressman Langevin honored for support of career-technical education
3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
3-7-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks recommendations for Rhode Island Distinguished Educator Pool  – Action Item
  2. RIDE shares results of mid-year surveys on educator evaluations
  3. RIDE, Office of Digital Excellence announce adult-education agreement on digital-literacy training for adult learners
2-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares sample letter to parents regarding the PARCC Field Test
  2. Coventry educator named Rhode Island Outstanding First Year Principal
  3. RIDE announces new Chief of Fiscal Integrity and Efficiencies
1-31-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address reports on accomplishments, goals
  2. RIDE releases NECAP results, graduation rates 
  3. Certification of compliance with guidance on constitutionally protected school prayer due by Monday, February 10 – Action Item 

12-06-13 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to review anti-bullying policies
  2. R.I. schools get ready for Hour of Code
  3. RIDE revises schedule for 2014 NECAP retake testing for seniors
9-13-13 Field Memo
  1. Patricia Page honored as 2014 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  2. URI Honors Colloquium focuses on Great Public Schools
  3. May 2013 NECAP Science results release schedule announced
8-30-13 Field Memo

  1. RIDE, Higher Education provide report on college readiness
  2. Latino Policy Institute issues report on Latino students
  3. Reminder: RIDE schedules NECAP test-coordinator training workshops


7-26-13 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education Officials to visit Green Ribbon Schools in Providence on Monday
  2. PARCC releases cost estimates, almost exactly the same as NECAP per-student costs
  3. Space available in orientation sessions for facilitators of formative-assessment professional development
7-12-13 Field Memo
  1. Reports discuss Rhode Island education in national context
  2. Summer Food Service sites expand, thanks to support from school departments, other partners
  3. Correction to list of Skills USA career-technical student awards