Field Memos


8-19-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to implement updated policy, developed in coordination with the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and the CTE Board and Trust, on CTE funding beginning in the 2017-18 school year
  2. Rhode Island Foundation awards grants to support education
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline for ordering, September 23
8-12-16 Field Memo
  1. Career-technical education provides opportunities for all students
  2. School leaders urged to encourage participation in free PSAT opportunity; new deadline for ordering test books, September 23
  3. RIDE announces next steps toward formation of Empowerment Schools
8-5-16 Field Memo
  1. Ideas offered on reducing student absenteeism
  2. New CTE, P-TECH opportunities open this fall; RIDE, Commerce encourage districts to consider launching P-TECH partnerships
  3. Reminder: RIDE accepting comment through September 15 on Secondary School Regulations; 4 hearings scheduled
7-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Central Falls schools try “big idea” to change role of substitute teachers
  2. RIDE seeks students to participate in advisory group
  3. Classical, Narraganset graduates selected as Providence Journal Honor Roll winners
7-22-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE issues request for new charter applicants
  2. Ponaganset science teacher sets world record for flight efficiency using biofuel blend
  3. Repeating from Field Memo Alert 7-18-16: RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information
6-24-16 Field Memo
  1. Reprinting 6-21-16 Field Memo Alert: Superior Court upholds decision barring summer-school tuition but stresses that ruling applies to one case only
  2. R.I. Music Education Association receives national advocacy award
  3. Christine Lopes Metcalfe named new RIDE Chief of Staff
6-17-16 Field Memo
  1. House budget supports key education initiatives
  2. Two reports created for review of personnel data before submission via eRIDE
  3. Reminder: Roster Verification for principals due June 24
6-10-16 Field Memo
  1. Special-education teacher, coordinator named 2017 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  2. Budget includes record education funding; RIDE budget cut by $4 million
  3. RIDE develops, posts policy guidance on transgender and gender-nonconforming youth
6-3-16 Field Memo
  1. Commended Schools recognition ceremony scheduled for June 14
  2. Education Week issues report on Class of 2014 graduation rates
  3. DTOY blog post: Engineering design, 21st-century learning in the middle-school classroom
5-27-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces partnership between Electric Boat and career-technical schools and centers
  2. USED releases proposed regulations on implementing ESSA; article analyzes Secretary King’s stance on equity
  3. First community phone call held on Monday; next call to be scheduled in the fall