Field Memos


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
    4-10-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE testifies on bills on parental refusal, financial literacy, proficiency-based learning, other educational matters
    4-3-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC tests completed in R.I. passes 100,000; blog argues against parental refusal, especially for Hispanic families, students 
    2. Career-Technical board convenes; RIPEC releases report on career-technical education 
    3. Newport student selected as Governor for a Day
    3-20-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC assessments begin in Rhode Island; 23,700 tests completed to date
    2. AP participation, success rates continue to rise in R.I.; three R.I. districts named to AP Honor Roll 
    3. Reminder: Design team seeks feedback by Wednesday on second prototype of strategic plan for education 
    3-6-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC assessments will help us see if we’re making progress 
    2. Two-hour delays permitted during inclement weather
    3. Governor Raimondo announces “Governor for a Day” essay contest

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