Field Memos


8-28-15 Field Memo
  1. Council approves Strategic Plan to prepare R.I. students for success; Board to consider adoption of plan in October 
  2. Working group convenes to improve educator preparation, teaching and learning in R.I.
  3. Campaign against chronic absenteeism to launch on Tuesday 
8-21-15 Field memo
  1. School year gets under way
  2. Lincoln educator named Superintendent of the Year
  3. Resources available on parental engagement 
8-7-15 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  2. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 




  3. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  4. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  5. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  6. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  7. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  8. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  9. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  10. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  11. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  12. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  13. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  14. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
7-31-15 Field Memo
  1. Dr. Wagner to begin as Commissioner Monday, August 3
7-17-15 Field Memo
  1. Council, Board appoint Ken Wagner as next Education Commissioner
  2. U.S. Department of Education finds R.I. “meets requirements” of federal law on education of students with disabilities
6-26-15 Field Memo
  1. General Assembly goes into recess without passing charter legislation; approves Fiscal Year 2016 budget
  2. Council receives final draft of 2015-2020 strategic plan
  3. Council considers revised regulations on calendar, school day 
6-29-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, PARCC states prepare for communications regarding assessment results
  2. Council to consider revised regulations on length of school day
  3. Schools must be closed on Monday, July 6, in observance of Independence Day
5-29-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, Exceed partners release report on Early Learning Challenge progress
  2. High-school students encouraged to participate in Advanced Placement, dual enrollment
  3. Team from Esek Hopkins selected as national finalist in NASA STEM Challenge
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