Field Memos


8-22-14 Field Memo
  1. Students, families, teachers, school leaders prepare for start of 2014-15 school year
  2. Rhode Island to focus on reducing chronic absenteeism during coming school year
  3. Federal grant opportunity announced for preschool development
5-2-14 Field Memo
  1. Westerly High student honored for “remarkable gains in reading”
  2. Coventry student is Rhode Island finalist in Google 4 Doodle competition
04-25-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to communicate with, develop plans for seniors who have not yet met graduation requirements
  2. RIDE nearing completion of ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  3. East Greenwich, Providence high-school seniors named as 2014 Presidential Scholar semifinalists
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
3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
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
2-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares sample letter to parents regarding the PARCC Field Test
  2. Coventry educator named Rhode Island Outstanding First Year Principal
  3. RIDE announces new Chief of Fiscal Integrity and Efficiencies
2-7-14 Field Memo
  1. NECAP results, graduation rates, show positive trends at high-school level
  2. Model school-safety plan developed for LEA use
  3. RI DataHUB posts report on math proficiency and postsecondary success
1-31-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address reports on accomplishments, goals
  2. RIDE releases NECAP results, graduation rates 
  3. Certification of compliance with guidance on constitutionally protected school prayer due by Monday, February 10 – Action Item 

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