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 
3-6-15 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
2-27-15 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island outlines progress toward transforming education in final Race to the Top report 
  2. Rhode Island ranked first in country on teacher-preparation program policies 
  3. PARCC assessments: We expect all students to participate
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
1-2-15 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Gist highlights initiatives, prospects for 2015
  2. U.S. Department of Education issues state reports on educator equity
  3. Johnston man advocates for better access to public facilities for those with disabilities 
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 
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
9-19-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE presents list of accomplishments to Race to the Top Steering Committee
  2. Salute to Rhode Island Educators to be held at September 27 WaterFire 
  3. Barrington, Classical, East Greenwich High Schools recognized by Newsweek as top high schools
8-22-14 Field Memo
  1. Students, families, teachers, school leaders prepare for start of 2014-15 school year
  2. Rhode Island to focus on reducing chronic absenteeism during coming school year
  3. Federal grant opportunity announced for preschool development