Field Memos


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
11-1-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, district representatives present information on UCOA at national conference
  2. Rhode Island gaining recognition for use of technology in schools 
  3. Reminder: Presidential Scholar nominations due November 12 – Action Item
10-25-13 Field Memo
  1. Governor Chafee, RIDE to launch Educator Autonomy Project
  2. Annual school-safety conference to be held on November 1
  3. RIDE, Congressman Langevin to hold conference on healthcare professions
9-6-13 Field Memo
  1. Education Board begins discussion of Fiscal Year 2015 budget
  2. RIDE presents Education Board with draft standards for approval of educator-preparation programs
  3. Author Rick Hess to speak at RIDE on September 16
7-26-13 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education Officials to visit Green Ribbon Schools in Providence on Monday
  2. PARCC releases cost estimates, almost exactly the same as NECAP per-student costs
  3. Space available in orientation sessions for facilitators of formative-assessment professional development
7-19-13 Field Memo
  1. Districts, nonprofits stepping up to provide summer mathematics instruction, support
  2. Cranston student wins Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
  3. Tablet classroom arm chairs available for schools
5-31-13 Field Memo
  1. Board of Education to honor educators and schools, hold meetings in school settings
  2. Rhode Island Foundation honors The Learning Community
  3. RIDE posts Commissioner’s decisions on summer-school fees, special-education eligibility
5-10-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE publishes 2014 graduation timeline
  2. Commissioner publishes op-ed, The Truth About Testing
  3. RIDE posts Fiscal Year 2014 federal-fund allocations
5-3-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE develops, posts overviews of Year 4 Race to the Top plans, projects
  2. Commissioner delivers annual State of Education address
  3. Teacher, students receive awards and honors