Field Memos


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
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
10-24-14 Field Memo
  1. Crisis-management support services available to schools in the event of threat to school safety or threatening incident
  2. RIDE to release 2nd annual report on educator evaluations 
  3. Reminder: RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 
10-17-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE applies for federal grant to add preschool sites
  2. RIDE remains in contact with Health regarding enterovirus, Ebola
  3. All are invited to Innovation Powered by Technology conference on October 25
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