Field Memos


4-11-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  2. RIDE participates in settlement agreement with U.S. Department of Justice regarding students, adults with disabilities
  3. NECAP retest results to be ready this month
3-21-14 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education releases progress reports on Race to the Top
  2. Five schools chosen to represent Rhode Island at regional conference
  3. Senator Reed receives adult-literacy award
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
2-21-14 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)
2-14-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE releases October 2013 NECAP results
  2. RIDE provides Board of Education with monthly update on Diploma System
  3. Model school-safety plan posted on RIDE website
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
11-22-13 Field Memo
  1. How America Compares: OECD Test for Schools planned, PISA Day scheduled
  2. RIDE to hold follow-up discussion on Rick Hess’s Cage-Busting Leadership
  3. RIDE, Business Innovation Factory, Youth in Action launch partnership for student-designed school
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
10-4-13 Field Memo
  1. Registration opens today for the October 26 Cut to the Core: CCSS Networking Conference 
  2. LEAs asked to nominate U.S. Presidential Scholars candidates
  3. Funding available to support healthy youth development
9-13-13 Field Memo
  1. Patricia Page honored as 2014 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  2. URI Honors Colloquium focuses on Great Public Schools
  3. May 2013 NECAP Science results release schedule announced