Field Memos


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
4-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Commissioner resolve matter concerning dual, concurrent enrollment course offerings
  2. RIDE looking into administrative delay regarding fees for summer-school courses
  3. LEAs reminded on PARCC guidance
4-8-16 Field Memo
  1. Empowerment Act submitted to General Assembly, posted on RIDE website
  2. Advanced Coursework Network registration opens
  3. R.I. receives grant to support career-readiness, skills for youth
3-25-2016 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address scheduled for Wednesday
  2. PARCC assessments begin in RI on Monday
  3. Report: R.I. making progress toward closing achievement gaps
3-18-16 Field Memo
  1. Council to review Diploma System, graduation requirements
  2. Reminder: High-school students to elect representatives on Student Advisory Council; selections due April 22
  3. Governor Raimondo nominates three to Postsecondary Council