Field Memos


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
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
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
3-6-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC assessments will help us see if we’re making progress 
  2. Two-hour delays permitted during inclement weather
  3. Governor Raimondo announces “Governor for a Day” essay contest
2-13-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, PARCC consortium hold information session for superintendents, principals 
  2. Proper roof maintenance necessary during severe weather 
7-11-14 Field Memo
  1. Governor allows educator evaluations bill to become law
  2. LEAs reminded that housing-aid forms are due on Tuesday (July 15)
  3. LEAs asked to complete survey about class of 2014
6-20-14 Field Memo
  1. 2,073 high-school seniors improved significantly in mathematics, earned diplomas
  2. Fiscal Year 2015 budget maintains support for education
  3. General Assembly considering bills on teacher evaluations, graduation requirements
6-6-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to release school classifications on Monday
  2. Ponaganset High science teacher named 2015 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  3. Education Board issues commendations to seniors who earned proficient with distinction in mathematics, reading
3-14-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island receives approval for Race to the Top no-cost extension
  2. Next year’s junior class to take NECAP, not PARCC assessments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical structures within annual educator-evaluation systems