Field Memos


8-7-15 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  2. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 




  3. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  4. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  5. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  6. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  7. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  8. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  9. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  10. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  11. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  12. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
  13. Commissioner Wagner: Rhode Island is a great place to be for education right now
  14. Assurances on constitutionally protected prayer due by August 21 – Action Item 
4-3-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC tests completed in R.I. passes 100,000; blog argues against parental refusal, especially for Hispanic families, students 
  2. Career-Technical board convenes; RIPEC releases report on career-technical education 
  3. Newport student selected as Governor for a Day
3-27-15 Field Memo
  1. Senate confirms Barbara Cottam as Board Chair 
  2. RIDE proposes revisions to accountability system; will submit proposals to U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday 
3-6-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC assessments will help us see if we’re making progress 
  2. Two-hour delays permitted during inclement weather
  3. Governor Raimondo announces “Governor for a Day” essay contest
2-20-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC testing begins in some partner states, R.I. to begin March 16
  2. First edition of Rhode Island Blended Chronicle available
  3. High schools to hold elections for student advisory council
2-13-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, PARCC consortium hold information session for superintendents, principals 
  2. Proper roof maintenance necessary during severe weather 
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
1-23-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE updates PARCC participation FAQs
  2. Statement issued on Tulsa School Superintendent search
  3. RIDE to release 2014 graduation rates next month
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
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