Field Memos


Field Memo 4-17-15
  1. RIDE issues report on Professional Learning Community mini-grants
  2. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT releases 2015 Factbook
4-10-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE testifies on bills on parental refusal, financial literacy, proficiency-based learning, other educational matters
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
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 
12-12-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island receives federal Preschool Expansion Grant; goal is to have 60 state-funded preschool classrooms by 2019
  2. Children’s Friend named preliminary winner of federal child-care grant 
  3. RIDE to release NECAP science results on Tuesday
12-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares to release 2014 NECAP Science results
  2. Rhode Islanders encouraged to participate in survey on public education 
  3. Rhode Island Growth Model reports for individual educators available Wednesday
11-21-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Islanders express their views on education, set priorities for next strategic plan 
  2. Ceremony to honor 2014 Commended  Schools scheduled for December 11
  3. Rhode Island educators participate in White House conference on technology; technology summit to be held in R.I. next year 

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
10-3-14 Field Memo
  1. Barrington Middle, Fort Barton, Stephen Olney Schools receive Blue Ribbon awards
  2. North Smithfield teacher named R.I. History Teacher of the Year
  3. Central Falls, Providence receive leadership grant
7-3-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Islanders to continue working to prepare all students for success
  2. Rhode Island to phase out NECAP assessments in mathematics, reading
  3. Six Rhode Island high-school students win silver medals in national career-technical education competition