Field Memos


7-31-15 Field Memo
  1. Dr. Wagner to begin as Commissioner Monday, August 3
7-17-15 Field Memo
  1. Council, Board appoint Ken Wagner as next Education Commissioner
  2. U.S. Department of Education finds R.I. “meets requirements” of federal law on education of students with disabilities
7-3-15 Field Memo
  1. R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  2. Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference


  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • R.I. middle-school teachers receive Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
  • Rhode Island career-technical students win National Gold Medals at Leadership and Skills Conference
  • 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
    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 
    3-13-15 Field Memo
    1. Governor Raimondo’s Budget: full funding for education aid; funds for early learning, school construction, dual enrollment
    2. Design team seeks feedback on 2nd prototype of strategic plan for education
    3. R.I. PARCC assessments to begin Monday (March 16)
    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
    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