Field Memos


4-10-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE testifies on bills on parental refusal, financial literacy, proficiency-based learning, other educational matters
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 
2-20-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC testing begins in some partner states, R.I. to begin March 16
  2. First edition of Rhode Island Blended Chronicle available
  3. High schools to hold elections for student advisory council
2-13-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, PARCC consortium hold information session for superintendents, principals 
  2. Proper roof maintenance necessary during severe weather 
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
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
11-14-14 Field Memo
  1. Strategic-plan development process gets under way with statewide survey 
  2. Council endorses standards for financial literacy 
10-31-14 Field Memo
  1. Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch development of next strategic plan for education
  2. President Obama addresses issues of workforce, education
  3. Council to consider endorsing standards on personal finance
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