Field Memos


1-16-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, RISSA leadership develop message points on PARCC assessments and parental refusal 
  2. Taskforce on teacher absenteeism to convene
  3. Rhode Island to be host to regional technology summit April 21 and 22
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 
12-12-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island receives federal Preschool Expansion Grant; goal is to have 60 state-funded preschool classrooms by 2019
  2. Children’s Friend named preliminary winner of federal child-care grant 
  3. RIDE to release NECAP science results on Tuesday
12-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares to release 2014 NECAP Science results
  2. Rhode Islanders encouraged to participate in survey on public education 
  3. Rhode Island Growth Model reports for individual educators available Wednesday
11-26-14 Field Memo
  1. Thanksgiving greetings to all 
  2. High schools invited to participate in Global Learning Network and PISA-based OECD Test for Schools 
  3. Rhode Island invited to participate in National Tournament of Academic Excellence; seeking volunteer to recruit a state team 
11-21-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Islanders express their views on education, set priorities for next strategic plan 
  2. Ceremony to honor 2014 Commended  Schools scheduled for December 11
  3. Rhode Island educators participate in White House conference on technology; technology summit to be held in R.I. next year 

11-14-14 Field Memo
  1. Strategic-plan development process gets under way with statewide survey 
  2. Council endorses standards for financial literacy 
10-10-14 Field Memo
  1. School, district leaders commended for response to threats made against schoolchildren  
  2. AP participation, results improve; SAT scores rise in reading, mathematics
  3. 2014 NECAP Science results remain under review
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