Field Memos


Field Memo 4-17-15
  1. RIDE issues report on Professional Learning Community mini-grants
  2. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT releases 2015 Factbook
1-30-15 Field Memo
  1. Graduation rates improve, dropout rates decline 
  2. School leaders, teachers encouraged to communicate with parents who express concerns about PARCC
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
1-9-15 Field Memo
  1. Quality Counts award Rhode Island a ranking of 13th among all states, up from 31st in 2011
  2. Strategic-plan design team to hold its first meeting tomorrow 
12-19-14 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Gist: Holiday greetings, and reflections on 2014
  2. RIDE develops policy, issues statement on data privacy
  3. Governor Chafee receives report on educator autonomy 
12-12-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island receives federal Preschool Expansion Grant; goal is to have 60 state-funded preschool classrooms by 2019
  2. Children’s Friend named preliminary winner of federal child-care grant 
  3. RIDE to release NECAP science results on Tuesday
12-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares to release 2014 NECAP Science results
  2. Rhode Islanders encouraged to participate in survey on public education 
  3. Rhode Island Growth Model reports for individual educators available Wednesday
11-21-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Islanders express their views on education, set priorities for next strategic plan 
  2. Ceremony to honor 2014 Commended  Schools scheduled for December 11
  3. Rhode Island educators participate in White House conference on technology; technology summit to be held in R.I. next year 

10-31-14 Field Memo
  1. Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch development of next strategic plan for education
  2. President Obama addresses issues of workforce, education
  3. Council to consider endorsing standards on personal finance
10-17-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE applies for federal grant to add preschool sites
  2. RIDE remains in contact with Health regarding enterovirus, Ebola
  3. All are invited to Innovation Powered by Technology conference on October 25