Field Memos

10-7-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE receives proposals for new, expanded charters
  2. Startup Weekend leads to innovative ideas for education
  3. R.I. school leaders receive awards from regional association
  4. RIDE to release 2016 school classifications on Wednesday
9-30-16 Field Memo
  1. Three R.I. schools win Blue Ribbon Awards from USED
  2. RIDE releases SAT, AP, NECAP Science assessment results
  3. RIDE encourages celebration of National Principals Month
  4. RIDE provides updates on transition to ESSA, work of Committee of Practitioners
  5. Superintendents, heads of LEAs reminded of requests regarding Presidential Scholars, school prayer
9-16-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces strategic goals for 3rd-grade reading
  2. District, school leaders invited to meeting on mini-grants to support development, growth of education leaders
  3. Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
9-9-16 Field Memo
  1. Update provided on new law on suspensions
  2. Jamestown superintendent to serve as RIDE Chief for Teaching and Learning
  3. Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
8-19-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to implement updated policy, developed in coordination with the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and the CTE Board and Trust, on CTE funding beginning in the 2017-18 school year
  2. Rhode Island Foundation awards grants to support education
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline for ordering, September 23
8-12-16 Field Memo
  1. Career-technical education provides opportunities for all students
  2. School leaders urged to encourage participation in free PSAT opportunity; new deadline for ordering test books, September 23
  3. RIDE announces next steps toward formation of Empowerment Schools
7-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information; testing will be for students in grades 3 through 9 only (or upon completion of Algebra for math)
  2. R.I. selected as participating state in social-emotional learning initiative
  3. USED approves R.I. applications for School Improvement Grants
6-10-16 Field Memo
  1. Special-education teacher, coordinator named 2017 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  2. Budget includes record education funding; RIDE budget cut by $4 million
  3. RIDE develops, posts policy guidance on transgender and gender-nonconforming youth
5-13-16 Field Memo
  1. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program adds 12 sites; applications being accepted for coming school year
  2. RIDE affirms dual, concurrent enrollment courses must be accessible to all
  3. RIDE provides information and examples about RI proposed empowerment model
4-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Council considering revisions to graduation requirements
  2. Council seeks one-year reprieve in court ruling summer-school funding
  3. RIDE to mark Teacher Appreciation Week