Field Memos


8-28-15 Field Memo
  1. Council approves Strategic Plan to prepare R.I. students for success; Board to consider adoption of plan in October 
  2. Working group convenes to improve educator preparation, teaching and learning in R.I.
  3. Campaign against chronic absenteeism to launch on Tuesday 
6-12-15 Field Memo

  1. Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  2. House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  3. RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day


  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • 5-15-15 Field Memo
    1. R.I. meets all ten benchmarks for early learning program
    2. Report finds disparity between levels of student proficiency on state assessments, NAEP
    3. Student Advisory Council to convene on June 1
    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