Field Memos


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
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 
3-20-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC assessments begin in Rhode Island; 23,700 tests completed to date
  2. AP participation, success rates continue to rise in R.I.; three R.I. districts named to AP Honor Roll 
  3. Reminder: Design team seeks feedback by Wednesday on second prototype of strategic plan for education 
3-6-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC assessments will help us see if we’re making progress 
  2. Two-hour delays permitted during inclement weather
  3. Governor Raimondo announces “Governor for a Day” essay contest
2-20-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC testing begins in some partner states, R.I. to begin March 16
  2. First edition of Rhode Island Blended Chronicle available
  3. High schools to hold elections for student advisory council
2-6-15 Field Memo
  1. Update on Tulsa Superintendent of Schools position 
  2. Design Team seeks feedback on first strategic-plan prototype: Values Statements
  3. Options listed for rescheduling canceled school days 
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
1-9-15 Field Memo
  1. Quality Counts award Rhode Island a ranking of 13th among all states, up from 31st in 2011
  2. Strategic-plan design team to hold its first meeting tomorrow 
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