Field Memos


5-20-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Teachers and all friends of education invited to open-line community conference call on Monday (May 23)
  2. Council approves revised Diploma System for public comment
  3. RIDE to review guidance on nondiscrimination and transgender students, make recommendations to Council
4-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Council considering revisions to graduation requirements
  2. Council seeks one-year reprieve in court ruling summer-school funding
  3. RIDE to mark Teacher Appreciation Week
4-1-16 Field Memo
  1. State of Education Address highlights strategies for supporting students, schools
  2. House hears testimony on Empowerment Act, funding formula
  3. Featured Educator blog post focuses on how books expand teaching
1-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Education Post features interview on supporting students, teachers in R.I
  2. RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Registration open for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I. 
11-20-15 Field Memo

  1. PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  2. Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  3. Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 

  • PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  • Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  • Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 
  • 11-13-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE to release PARCC results on Tuesday
    2. Partnership Opportunity for PTECH, an Innovative Secondary and Career Readiness Program
    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