Field Memos


5-22-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC Governing Board votes to reduce testing time; RIDE to survey superintendents on new testing window
  2. Prototype 4 of strategic plan for public education released; RIDE seeks comments and feedback by June 1
  3. RIDE issues guidance on implementing the Statewide Bullying Policy
5-15-15 Field Memo
  1. R.I. meets all ten benchmarks for early learning program
  2. Report finds disparity between levels of student proficiency on state assessments, NAEP
  3. Student Advisory Council to convene on June 1
5-8-15 Field Memo
  1. Two R.I. students named Presidential Scholar
  2. Rhode Island exceeds adult-education, workforce-development goals; earns grant opportunity
  3. East Greenwich teacher to represent R.I. at global education summit

  • Two R.I. students named Presidential Scholar
  • Rhode Island exceeds adult-education, workforce-development goals; earns grant opportunity
  • East Greenwich teacher to represent R.I. at global education summit
  • Two R.I. students named Presidential Scholar
  • Rhode Island exceeds adult-education, workforce-development goals; earns grant opportunity
  • East Greenwich teacher to represent R.I. at global education summit
  • 5-1-15 Field Memo

    1. Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
    2. RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
    3. RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator

  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • 4-24-15 Field Memo
    1. Design team completes Prototype 3 of next strategic plan for education, seeks feedback by May 4
    2. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program to serve 9 communities in 2015-16
    3. Met School (Newport), Ponaganset High win Green Ribbons
    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