Field Memos


4-11-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  2. RIDE participates in settlement agreement with U.S. Department of Justice regarding students, adults with disabilities
  3. NECAP retest results to be ready this month
3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
1-31-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address reports on accomplishments, goals
  2. RIDE releases NECAP results, graduation rates 
  3. Certification of compliance with guidance on constitutionally protected school prayer due by Monday, February 10 – Action Item 

10-4-13 Field Memo
  1. Registration opens today for the October 26 Cut to the Core: CCSS Networking Conference 
  2. LEAs asked to nominate U.S. Presidential Scholars candidates
  3. Funding available to support healthy youth development
8-30-13 Field Memo

  1. RIDE, Higher Education provide report on college readiness
  2. Latino Policy Institute issues report on Latino students
  3. Reminder: RIDE schedules NECAP test-coordinator training workshops


8-9-13 Field Memo
  1. Students benefiting from summer mathematics programs
  2. LEAs will receive notifications about participation in PARCC field-testing
  3. Differentiated evaluations OK’d for Innovation Districts
7-19-13 Field Memo
  1. Districts, nonprofits stepping up to provide summer mathematics instruction, support
  2. Cranston student wins Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
  3. Tablet classroom arm chairs available for schools
7-3-13 Field Memo
  1. Field Memo distributed early
  2. Commissioner congratulates Rhode Island Commended Schools
  3. Rhode Island students excel at national career-technical skills competition
6-14-13 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner releases statement of Birch Vocational program settlement agreement
  2. Superintendents urged to share information about differentiated evaluation model
  3. Date to be determined for release of 2013 School Classifications
5-31-13 Field Memo
  1. Board of Education to honor educators and schools, hold meetings in school settings
  2. Rhode Island Foundation honors The Learning Community
  3. RIDE posts Commissioner’s decisions on summer-school fees, special-education eligibility