Field Memos


9-19-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE presents list of accomplishments to Race to the Top Steering Committee
  2. Salute to Rhode Island Educators to be held at September 27 WaterFire 
  3. Barrington, Classical, East Greenwich High Schools recognized by Newsweek as top high schools
9-12-14 Field Memo
  1. Hearings to be scheduled on proposed changes to diploma requirements
  2. Race to the Top Steering Committee to hold final meeting on Monday 
  3. Superintendents asked to sign Future Ready District Pledge 

9-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 
  2. High-schools encouraged to participate in United States Senate Youth Program 
  3. Data published on attendance, chronic absenteeism; workshop scheduled for September 18

8-29-14 Field Memo
  1. Council on Elementary and Secondary Education asked to begin use of assessments as diploma requirement with Class of 2020
  2. RISSA, RIDE announce The Assessment Project 
  3. RIDE to share LEA Race to the Top success stories 

7-3-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Islanders to continue working to prepare all students for success
  2. Rhode Island to phase out NECAP assessments in mathematics, reading
  3. Six Rhode Island high-school students win silver medals in national career-technical education competition
5-16-14 Field Memo
  1. 93 percent of current senior class meets graduation requirements
  2. LEAs have authority to make waiver decisions
  3. Highlander Institute announces blended-learning fellowship; application deadline is May 24
5-9-14 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education Team in Rhode Island for Race to the Top on-site review
  2. Discussions to move forward on improving process for earning a diploma
  3. ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application posted
04-25-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to communicate with, develop plans for seniors who have not yet met graduation requirements
  2. RIDE nearing completion of ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  3. East Greenwich, Providence high-school seniors named as 2014 Presidential Scholar semifinalists
4-18-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs can opt for cyclical evaluation model
  2. LEAs receive 2014 NECAP retest results
  3. RIDE schedules webinars on ESEA Flexibility Request
4-11-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  2. RIDE participates in settlement agreement with U.S. Department of Justice regarding students, adults with disabilities
  3. NECAP retest results to be ready this month