Field Memos


4-11-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  2. RIDE participates in settlement agreement with U.S. Department of Justice regarding students, adults with disabilities
  3. NECAP retest results to be ready this month
4-4-14 Field Memo
  1. Field test proceeding smoothly in Rhode Island, across PARCC consortium
  2. RI-CAN releases status report on public education in Rhode Island, KIDS COUNT to issue annual Factbook Monday
  3. Congressman Langevin honored for support of career-technical education
3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
3-21-14 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education releases progress reports on Race to the Top
  2. Five schools chosen to represent Rhode Island at regional conference
  3. Senator Reed receives adult-literacy award
3-7-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks recommendations for Rhode Island Distinguished Educator Pool  – Action Item
  2. RIDE shares results of mid-year surveys on educator evaluations
  3. RIDE, Office of Digital Excellence announce adult-education agreement on digital-literacy training for adult learners
2-7-14 Field Memo
  1. NECAP results, graduation rates, show positive trends at high-school level
  2. Model school-safety plan developed for LEA use
  3. RI DataHUB posts report on math proficiency and postsecondary success
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 

1-24-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address scheduled for Thursday (January 30)
  2. Repeating from yesterday’s Field Memo Alert: RIDE provides LEAs with confidential results for grade-12 NECAP retests; LEAs asked to review, update files by February 3 – Action Item
  3. Rhode Island schools prepare for Digital Learning Day, February 5
1-3-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to hold informational sessions on 2013 high-school NECAP results; registrations due Monday (January 6) – Action Item
  2. Weather advisory from Emergency Management Agency transmitted to all LEAs
  3. Rhode Island teachers win Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
12-20-13 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner issues holiday greetings, reviews accomplishments of 2013; next Field Memo: January 3
  2. West Warwick math coach highlighted in U.S. Department of Education weekly newsletter
  3. Providence Plan to receive Investing in Innovation grant