Field Memos


7-17-15 Field Memo
  1. Council, Board appoint Ken Wagner as next Education Commissioner
  2. U.S. Department of Education finds R.I. “meets requirements” of federal law on education of students with disabilities
7-3-15 Field Memo
  1. R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  2. Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference


  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • 6-29-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE, PARCC states prepare for communications regarding assessment results
    2. Council to consider revised regulations on length of school day
    3. Schools must be closed on Monday, July 6, in observance of Independence Day
    6-5-15 Field Memo

    1. Personal note from Commissioner Gist
    2. Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
    3. Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers



  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • 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 
    3-6-15 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
    2-20-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC testing begins in some partner states, R.I. to begin March 16
    2. First edition of Rhode Island Blended Chronicle available
    3. High schools to hold elections for student advisory council
    2-13-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE, PARCC consortium hold information session for superintendents, principals 
    2. Proper roof maintenance necessary during severe weather 
    1-16-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE, RISSA leadership develop message points on PARCC assessments and parental refusal 
    2. Taskforce on teacher absenteeism to convene
    3. Rhode Island to be host to regional technology summit April 21 and 22
    10-24-14 Field Memo
    1. Crisis-management support services available to schools in the event of threat to school safety or threatening incident
    2. RIDE to release 2nd annual report on educator evaluations 
    3. Reminder: RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 

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