Field Memos


2-10-17 Field Memo
  1. New RIDE communications officer to start on February 20
  2. Update on progress of SurveyWorks Parent Survey
  3. Two Rhode Island schools competing in Verizon Innovative App Challenge Fan Favorite
2-3-17 Field Memo
  1. Proposed English Language Learner regulations update
  2. SurveyWorks launches parent/guardian surveys on Monday, February 6
  3. Calling all educators – apply for PrepareRI Ambassadors opportunity
1-27-17 Field Memo
  1. Educational services for undocumented immigrant children
  2. Roger Williams Scholarship for Rhode Island students, deadline February 16
1-20-17 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island’s Promise (FreeCollegeRI.com) proposed to guarantee two years of free college for Rhode Island students
  2. Rhode Island partners with 6 other states toward improvement of educator evaluation
1-13-17 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island one of ten states awarded competitive grant to support career readiness
  2. RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in Rhode Island schools
  3. RIDE reviews teacher preparation programs at Rhode Island College, report released
1-6-2017 Field Memo
  1. The importance of curriculum
  2. More reflections on education in 2016
  3. 2017 Rhode Island Assistant Principal of the Year announced
12-2-16 Field Memo
  1. Council to review charter public school applications
  2. Tools and resources to support immigrant and refugee students and families
  3. NEARI announces 2017 Education Support Professional of the Year
11-4-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE receives requests for $1.5 million in funding for leadership development; application deadline, November 18
  2. R.I. educators to be invited to nominate students to attend conferences for future medical, technology leaders
10-21-16 Field Memo
  1. PSAT test administration proceeded smoothly across Rhode Island high schools
  2. Paul Cuffee School 4th-grade teacher wins Milken Educator Award
  3. San Antonio Superintendent reviews data, shows poverty is not destiny
  4. LEAs asked to contact families, request completion of meals-benefits applications as soon as possible
9-23-16 Field Memo
  1. Council approves FY 18 budget request
  2. RIDE receives federal grant to defray cost of AP tests for low-income students
  3. Education Secretary recognizes states, including R.I., for Seal of Biliteracy adoption
  4. Reminder: District, school leaders invited to meeting Monday on grants to support development, growth of education leaders
  5. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline is today!