Field Memos


3-20-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC assessments begin in Rhode Island; 23,700 tests completed to date
  2. AP participation, success rates continue to rise in R.I.; three R.I. districts named to AP Honor Roll 
  3. Reminder: Design team seeks feedback by Wednesday on second prototype of strategic plan for education 
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
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
6-20-14 Field Memo
  1. 2,073 high-school seniors improved significantly in mathematics, earned diplomas
  2. Fiscal Year 2015 budget maintains support for education
  3. General Assembly considering bills on teacher evaluations, graduation requirements
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
04-25-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to communicate with, develop plans for seniors who have not yet met graduation requirements
  2. RIDE nearing completion of ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  3. East Greenwich, Providence high-school seniors named as 2014 Presidential Scholar semifinalists
12-20-13 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner issues holiday greetings, reviews accomplishments of 2013; next Field Memo: January 3
  2. West Warwick math coach highlighted in U.S. Department of Education weekly newsletter
  3. Providence Plan to receive Investing in Innovation grant