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5-19-17 Field Memo
  1. Thanks to Dave Abbott for 15 years of service
  2. New post from Poet Laureate of Rhode Island
  3. Reminder: Teachers invited to join the Educators in Action quarterly meetings with Commissioner Wagner
  4. Sunlight and school start times
4-14-17 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island statewide assessment system transition
  2. Students direct 2017 Rhode Island State of Education conversation on May 8
  3. 2017 Rhode Island Governor for a Day announced
  4. Reminder: Career & technical education program working group invitation
2-24-17 Field Memo
  1. 2016 graduation rates to be released Monday
  2. SurveyWorks survey progress update
  3. School purchasing via access to online marketplace
  4. RIDE reaffirms policy on protections for transgender students
11-18-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE making progress toward development of ESSA transition plan
10-21-16 Field Memo
  1. PSAT test administration proceeded smoothly across Rhode Island high schools
  2. Paul Cuffee School 4th-grade teacher wins Milken Educator Award
  3. San Antonio Superintendent reviews data, shows poverty is not destiny
  4. LEAs asked to contact families, request completion of meals-benefits applications as soon as possible
9-23-16 Field Memo
  1. Council approves FY 18 budget request
  2. RIDE receives federal grant to defray cost of AP tests for low-income students
  3. Education Secretary recognizes states, including R.I., for Seal of Biliteracy adoption
  4. Reminder: District, school leaders invited to meeting Monday on grants to support development, growth of education leaders
  5. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline is today!
7-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information; testing will be for students in grades 3 through 9 only (or upon completion of Algebra for math)
  2. R.I. selected as participating state in social-emotional learning initiative
  3. USED approves R.I. applications for School Improvement Grants
7-1-16 Field Memo
  1. Draft Secondary Regulations posted for public comment
  2. Empowerment schools next steps
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
4-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Commissioner resolve matter concerning dual, concurrent enrollment course offerings
  2. RIDE looking into administrative delay regarding fees for summer-school courses
  3. LEAs reminded on PARCC guidance
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