Field Memos


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
  • 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
    Field Memo 4-17-15
    1. RIDE issues report on Professional Learning Community mini-grants
    2. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT releases 2015 Factbook
    4-10-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE testifies on bills on parental refusal, financial literacy, proficiency-based learning, other educational matters
    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 
    3-13-15 Field Memo
    1. Governor Raimondo’s Budget: full funding for education aid; funds for early learning, school construction, dual enrollment
    2. Design team seeks feedback on 2nd prototype of strategic plan for education
    3. R.I. PARCC assessments to begin Monday (March 16)
    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