Field Memos


1-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Education Post features interview on supporting students, teachers in R.I
  2. RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Registration open for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I. 
1-22-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Bone-marrow drive scheduled to support Newport School Department employees
  2. RIDE to invite high-school teachers to conversation on high-school experience, secondary regulations, graduation
  3. Magazine article examines “schools of the future” 
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 
1-8-16 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner’s Commentary: A Conversation about Rhode Island Education
  2. Newest District Teacher of the Year blog post focuses on STEM to STEAM and art education
  3. Rhode Island ranks 13th in the country on Education Week Quality Counts 2016 report 
12-24-15 Field Memo

  1. Holiday greetings from RIDE
  2. State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  3. South Kingstown High students win planning award

  • Holiday greetings from RIDE
  • State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  • South Kingstown High students win planning award
  • Holiday greetings from RIDE
  • State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  • South Kingstown High students win planning award
  • Holiday greetings from RIDE
  • State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  • South Kingstown High students win planning award
  • Holiday greetings from RIDE
  • State assessments will not be a graduation requirement for Class of 2020
  • South Kingstown High students win planning award
  • 12-18-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE to continue discussions with superintendents, other stakeholders on re-imagining high schools
    2. RIDE issues RFP for schools, districts interested in provided courses through Advanced Coursework Network
    3. RIDE partners with DLT to lead Build Skills session at Governor Raimondo’s Make it in RI Summit
    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 
    11-25-15 Field Memo
    1. Rhode Island joins national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
    2. RIDE to send weekly email updates to the education field at large
    3. Finance/Efficiencies Division chief to leave RIDE in January
    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