Field Memos


3-27-15 Field Memo
  1. Senate confirms Barbara Cottam as Board Chair 
  2. RIDE proposes revisions to accountability system; will submit proposals to U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday 
1-23-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE updates PARCC participation FAQs
  2. Statement issued on Tulsa School Superintendent search
  3. RIDE to release 2014 graduation rates next month
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 
12-19-14 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Gist: Holiday greetings, and reflections on 2014
  2. RIDE develops policy, issues statement on data privacy
  3. Governor Chafee receives report on educator autonomy 
11-14-14 Field Memo
  1. Strategic-plan development process gets under way with statewide survey 
  2. Council endorses standards for financial literacy 
8-8-14 Field Memo
  1. Education Board members briefed on strategic plan 
  2. RIDE reports on graduation outcomes for Class of 2014 
  3. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Education working toward expanding access to dual enrollment 
5-22-14 Field Memo
  1. STEM to STEAM conference scheduled for May 30 at Rhode Island College
  2. RIDE reviewing six new charter proposals
  3. Warwick educator named R.I. School Nurse-Teacher of the Year
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