Field Memos


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
11-25-15 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island joins national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
  2. RIDE to send weekly email updates to the education field at large
  3. Finance/Efficiencies Division chief to leave RIDE in January
11-20-15 Field Memo

  1. PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  2. Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  3. Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 

  • PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  • Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  • Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 
  • 11-6-15 Field Memo

    1. RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
    2. Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
    3. Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 




  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • RIDE to release 2015 PARCC results on November 17
  • Funding Formula Working Group sets meeting schedule
  • Reminder: RIDE urges LEAs to enter enrollment data regarding dual, concurrent enrollment 
  • 10-9-15
    1. Scholarships available for high-achieving high-school seniors with financial need – November 3 deadline
    2. XQ Super School Project seeks teams to design their own high school
    3. Superintendents must confirm that school committees have reviewed safety plans by November 1 – Action Item