Field Memos


8-19-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to implement updated policy, developed in coordination with the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and the CTE Board and Trust, on CTE funding beginning in the 2017-18 school year
  2. Rhode Island Foundation awards grants to support education
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline for ordering, September 23
8-12-16 Field Memo
  1. Career-technical education provides opportunities for all students
  2. School leaders urged to encourage participation in free PSAT opportunity; new deadline for ordering test books, September 23
  3. RIDE announces next steps toward formation of Empowerment Schools
8-5-16 Field Memo
  1. Ideas offered on reducing student absenteeism
  2. New CTE, P-TECH opportunities open this fall; RIDE, Commerce encourage districts to consider launching P-TECH partnerships
  3. Reminder: RIDE accepting comment through September 15 on Secondary School Regulations; 4 hearings scheduled
7-8-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo speaks to all about recent events of violence
  2. Information available on new Rhode Island Seal of Biliteracy
  3. R.I. students win national awards in CTE competition
6-17-16 Field Memo
  1. House budget supports key education initiatives
  2. Two reports created for review of personnel data before submission via eRIDE
  3. Reminder: Roster Verification for principals due June 24
6-10-16 Field Memo
  1. Special-education teacher, coordinator named 2017 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  2. Budget includes record education funding; RIDE budget cut by $4 million
  3. RIDE develops, posts policy guidance on transgender and gender-nonconforming youth
5-27-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces partnership between Electric Boat and career-technical schools and centers
  2. USED releases proposed regulations on implementing ESSA; article analyzes Secretary King’s stance on equity
  3. First community phone call held on Monday; next call to be scheduled in the fall
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