Field Memos


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
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
7-8-16 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
6-24-16 Field Memo
  1. Reprinting 6-21-16 Field Memo Alert: Superior Court upholds decision barring summer-school tuition but stresses that ruling applies to one case only
  2. R.I. Music Education Association receives national advocacy award
  3. Christine Lopes Metcalfe named new RIDE Chief of Staff
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
5-20-16 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
2-26-16 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner’s message to families, educators on PARCC assessments
  2. Rhode Island joins initiative committed openly licensed educational resources
  3. Providence selected for two educational initiatives
1-22-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Bone-marrow drive scheduled to support Newport School Department employees
  2. RIDE to invite high-school teachers to conversation on high-school experience, secondary regulations, graduation
  3. Magazine article examines “schools of the future” 
12-11-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to review Every Student Succeeds Act to determine effect on Rhode Island
  2. Council approves changes to allow for longer delayed school openings in inclement weather
  3. Superintendents, heads of schools invited to conversation on a new vision for high schools