Field Memos


7-31-15 Field Memo
  1. Dr. Wagner to begin as Commissioner Monday, August 3
7-24-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, LEAs preparing for coming school year; update on calendar, social media 
  2. PARCC webinar cancelled
  3. Order issued regarding student residency

7-17-15 Field Memo
  1. Council, Board appoint Ken Wagner as next Education Commissioner
  2. U.S. Department of Education finds R.I. “meets requirements” of federal law on education of students with disabilities
7-10-15 Field Memo

  1. Governor Raimondo selects N.Y. educator as next Commissioner
  2. U.S. Department of Education renews Rhode Island flexibility under Elementary and Secondary Education Act

  • Governor Raimondo selects N.Y. educator as next Commissioner
  • U.S. Department of Education renews Rhode Island flexibility under Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • Governor Raimondo selects N.Y. educator as next Commissioner
  • U.S. Department of Education renews Rhode Island flexibility under Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • 6-26-15 Field Memo
    1. General Assembly goes into recess without passing charter legislation; approves Fiscal Year 2016 budget
    2. Council receives final draft of 2015-2020 strategic plan
    3. Council considers revised regulations on calendar, school day 
    6-12-15 Field Memo

    1. Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
    2. House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
    3. RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day


  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • 6-5-15 Field Memo

    1. Personal note from Commissioner Gist
    2. Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
    3. Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers



  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • 5-29-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE, Exceed partners release report on Early Learning Challenge progress
    2. High-school students encouraged to participate in Advanced Placement, dual enrollment
    3. Team from Esek Hopkins selected as national finalist in NASA STEM Challenge
    4-24-15 Field Memo
    1. Design team completes Prototype 3 of next strategic plan for education, seeks feedback by May 4
    2. R.I. Pre-kindergarten Program to serve 9 communities in 2015-16
    3. Met School (Newport), Ponaganset High win Green Ribbons
    Field Memo 4-17-15
    1. RIDE issues report on Professional Learning Community mini-grants
    2. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT releases 2015 Factbook

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