Field Memos


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
5-13-16 Field Memo
  1. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program adds 12 sites; applications being accepted for coming school year
  2. RIDE affirms dual, concurrent enrollment courses must be accessible to all
  3. RIDE provides information and examples about RI proposed empowerment model
4-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Council considering revisions to graduation requirements
  2. Council seeks one-year reprieve in court ruling summer-school funding
  3. RIDE to mark Teacher Appreciation Week
4-22-16 Field Memo
  1. Advanced Coursework Network to provide 120 additional Prepare RI courses this fall
  2. How one high school achieves outstanding results: opportunity, expectations, expert instruction
  3. Providence Schools receive national environmental award
3-18-16 Field Memo
  1. Council to review Diploma System, graduation requirements
  2. Reminder: High-school students to elect representatives on Student Advisory Council; selections due April 22
  3. Governor Raimondo nominates three to Postsecondary Council
2-26-16 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner’s message to families, educators on PARCC assessments
  2. Rhode Island joins initiative committed openly licensed educational resources
  3. Providence selected for two educational initiatives
1-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Education Post features interview on supporting students, teachers in R.I
  2. RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Registration open for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I. 
1-15-16 Field Memo
  1. Bone-marrow drive scheduled to support Newport School Department employees
  2. Working Group approves funding formula recommendations
  3. Middle-school students honored for healthy recipes 
1-8-16 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner’s Commentary: A Conversation about Rhode Island Education
  2. Newest District Teacher of the Year blog post focuses on STEM to STEAM and art education
  3. Rhode Island ranks 13th in the country on Education Week Quality Counts 2016 report 
12-18-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to continue discussions with superintendents, other stakeholders on re-imagining high schools
  2. RIDE issues RFP for schools, districts interested in provided courses through Advanced Coursework Network
  3. RIDE partners with DLT to lead Build Skills session at Governor Raimondo’s Make it in RI Summit