Field Memos


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
4-24-15 Field Memo
  1. Design team completes Prototype 3 of next strategic plan for education, seeks feedback by May 4
  2. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program to serve 9 communities in 2015-16
  3. Met School (Newport), Ponaganset High win Green Ribbons
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
3-20-15 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
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