Field Memos


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 
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
11-26-14 Field Memo
  1. Thanksgiving greetings to all 
  2. High schools invited to participate in Global Learning Network and PISA-based OECD Test for Schools 
  3. Rhode Island invited to participate in National Tournament of Academic Excellence; seeking volunteer to recruit a state team 
10-24-14 Field Memo
  1. Crisis-management support services available to schools in the event of threat to school safety or threatening incident
  2. RIDE to release 2nd annual report on educator evaluations 
  3. Reminder: RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 
10-17-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE applies for federal grant to add preschool sites
  2. RIDE remains in contact with Health regarding enterovirus, Ebola
  3. All are invited to Innovation Powered by Technology conference on October 25
9-5-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 
  2. High-schools encouraged to participate in United States Senate Youth Program 
  3. Data published on attendance, chronic absenteeism; workshop scheduled for September 18

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