Field Memos


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
10-3-14 Field Memo
  1. Barrington Middle, Fort Barton, Stephen Olney Schools receive Blue Ribbon awards
  2. North Smithfield teacher named R.I. History Teacher of the Year
  3. Central Falls, Providence receive leadership grant
9-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 
  2. High-schools encouraged to participate in United States Senate Youth Program 
  3. Data published on attendance, chronic absenteeism; workshop scheduled for September 18

8-29-14 Field Memo
  1. Council on Elementary and Secondary Education asked to begin use of assessments as diploma requirement with Class of 2020
  2. RISSA, RIDE announce The Assessment Project 
  3. RIDE to share LEA Race to the Top success stories 

8-22-14 Field Memo
  1. Students, families, teachers, school leaders prepare for start of 2014-15 school year
  2. Rhode Island to focus on reducing chronic absenteeism during coming school year
  3. Federal grant opportunity announced for preschool development
8-8-14 Field Memo
  1. Education Board members briefed on strategic plan 
  2. RIDE reports on graduation outcomes for Class of 2014 
  3. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Education working toward expanding access to dual enrollment 
7-25-14 Field Memo
  1. Reminder to LEAs to complete survey about class of 2014
  2. RIDE provides guidance to legislation related to assessments and graduation requirements
  3. Rhode Island recognized for its process for evaluating support professionals
5-30-14 Field Memo
  1. Six schools receive mini-grants for school transformation from Permanent School Fund
  2. Charter-school leader selected as 2014 Heinemann Fellow