Field Memos


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
3-21-14 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education releases progress reports on Race to the Top
  2. Five schools chosen to represent Rhode Island at regional conference
  3. Senator Reed receives adult-literacy award
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
2-21-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs reminded to notify RIDE of adjustments to school calendar
  2. RIDE develops, posts videos on Common Core State Standards
  3. NECAP retest to begin Tuesday (February 25)
1-24-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address scheduled for Thursday (January 30)
  2. Repeating from yesterday’s Field Memo Alert: RIDE provides LEAs with confidential results for grade-12 NECAP retests; LEAs asked to review, update files by February 3 – Action Item
  3. Rhode Island schools prepare for Digital Learning Day, February 5
1-17-14 Field Memo
  1. Governor Chafee’s budget supports education
  2. Statement issued on Diploma System, waivers
  3. Update on release of October 2013 NECAP results
1-3-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to hold informational sessions on 2013 high-school NECAP results; registrations due Monday (January 6) – Action Item
  2. Weather advisory from Emergency Management Agency transmitted to all LEAs
  3. Rhode Island teachers win Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
11-27-13 Field Memo
  1. OECD Test for Schools provides participating high schools with international calibration, detailed diagnostic reports
  2. Child Nutrition Programs in schools, communities are expanding across the state
  3. Governor Chafee appoints working group to manage Educator Autonomy Project
11-8-13 Field Memo
  1. NAEP Results: Rhode Island surpasses national average in mathematics, reading 
  2. Rhode Island LEAs invited to participate in international high-school assessment modeled on PISA
  3. Mathematics teacher receives 2013 Milken Educator Award