Field Memos


11-10-16 Field Memo
  1. Post-election thoughts and resources offered to educators
  2. Top R.I. school in Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge named
  3. Middle-school girls participate in STEM expo; two students win URI scholarships
9-30-16 Field Memo
  1. Three R.I. schools win Blue Ribbon Awards from USED
  2. RIDE releases SAT, AP, NECAP Science assessment results
  3. RIDE encourages celebration of National Principals Month
  4. RIDE provides updates on transition to ESSA, work of Committee of Practitioners
  5. Superintendents, heads of LEAs reminded of requests regarding Presidential Scholars, school prayer
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!
9-16-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces strategic goals for 3rd-grade reading
  2. District, school leaders invited to meeting on mini-grants to support development, growth of education leaders
  3. Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
9-9-16 Field Memo
  1. Update provided on new law on suspensions
  2. Jamestown superintendent to serve as RIDE Chief for Teaching and Learning
  3. Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
9-2-16 Field Memo
  1. Back-to-school stories focus on new initiatives, opportunities
  2. All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline is three weeks away!
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