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
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
8-1-14 Field Memo
  1. Blog post offers suggestions on teaching standards “without becoming standardized”
  2. Newly constituted Board of Education to hold its first meeting Monday
  3. U.S. Department of Education recognizes Rhode Island partnership between libraries, adult education
5-22-14 Field Memo
  1. STEM to STEAM conference scheduled for May 30 at Rhode Island College
  2. RIDE reviewing six new charter proposals
  3. Warwick educator named R.I. School Nurse-Teacher of the Year
5-9-14 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education Team in Rhode Island for Race to the Top on-site review
  2. Discussions to move forward on improving process for earning a diploma
  3. ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application posted
1-31-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address reports on accomplishments, goals
  2. RIDE releases NECAP results, graduation rates 
  3. Certification of compliance with guidance on constitutionally protected school prayer due by Monday, February 10 – Action Item