Field Memos


3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
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
2-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares sample letter to parents regarding the PARCC Field Test
  2. Coventry educator named Rhode Island Outstanding First Year Principal
  3. RIDE announces new Chief of Fiscal Integrity and Efficiencies
2-21-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs reminded to notify RIDE of adjustments to school calendar
  2. RIDE develops, posts videos on Common Core State Standards
  3. NECAP retest to begin Tuesday (February 25)
1-24-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address scheduled for Thursday (January 30)
  2. Repeating from yesterday’s Field Memo Alert: RIDE provides LEAs with confidential results for grade-12 NECAP retests; LEAs asked to review, update files by February 3 – Action Item
  3. Rhode Island schools prepare for Digital Learning Day, February 5
1-17-14 Field Memo
  1. Governor Chafee’s budget supports education
  2. Statement issued on Diploma System, waivers
  3. Update on release of October 2013 NECAP results
12-20-13 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner issues holiday greetings, reviews accomplishments of 2013; next Field Memo: January 3
  2. West Warwick math coach highlighted in U.S. Department of Education weekly newsletter
  3. Providence Plan to receive Investing in Innovation grant
12-13-13 Field Memo
  1. Common Core community forums scheduled; RIDE offers to hold additional forums in local communities 
  2. Rhode Island high schools invited to participate in OECD Test for Schools; America Achieves can pay full cost for up to 20 schools
  3. Families receiving solicitation letters regarding college admissions, financial aid
11-15-13 Field Memo
  1. LEAs urged to review release policies in light of incident in Providence
  2. LEAs encouraged to participate in OECD Test for Schools, webinar scheduled for November 26
  3. RIDE plans to continue discussions on cage-busting leadership
11-8-13 Field Memo
  1. NAEP Results: Rhode Island surpasses national average in mathematics, reading 
  2. Rhode Island LEAs invited to participate in international high-school assessment modeled on PISA
  3. Mathematics teacher receives 2013 Milken Educator Award