Field Memos


5-22-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC Governing Board votes to reduce testing time; RIDE to survey superintendents on new testing window
  2. Prototype 4 of strategic plan for public education released; RIDE seeks comments and feedback by June 1
  3. RIDE issues guidance on implementing the Statewide Bullying Policy
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
  • 5-1-15 Field Memo

    1. Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
    2. RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
    3. RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator

  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • 4-24-15 Field Memo
    1. Design team completes Prototype 3 of next strategic plan for education, seeks feedback by May 4
    2. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program to serve 9 communities in 2015-16
    3. Met School (Newport), Ponaganset High win Green Ribbons
    Field Memo 4-17-15
    1. RIDE issues report on Professional Learning Community mini-grants
    2. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT releases 2015 Factbook
    4-10-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE testifies on bills on parental refusal, financial literacy, proficiency-based learning, other educational matters
    4-3-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC tests completed in R.I. passes 100,000; blog argues against parental refusal, especially for Hispanic families, students 
    2. Career-Technical board convenes; RIPEC releases report on career-technical education 
    3. Newport student selected as Governor for a Day
    3-27-15 Field Memo
    1. Senate confirms Barbara Cottam as Board Chair 
    2. RIDE proposes revisions to accountability system; will submit proposals to U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday 
    3-20-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC assessments begin in Rhode Island; 23,700 tests completed to date
    2. AP participation, success rates continue to rise in R.I.; three R.I. districts named to AP Honor Roll 
    3. Reminder: Design team seeks feedback by Wednesday on second prototype of strategic plan for education