Field Memos


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
2-27-15 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island outlines progress toward transforming education in final Race to the Top report 
  2. Rhode Island ranked first in country on teacher-preparation program policies 
  3. PARCC assessments: We expect all students to participate
2-20-15 Field Memo
  1. PARCC testing begins in some partner states, R.I. to begin March 16
  2. First edition of Rhode Island Blended Chronicle available
  3. High schools to hold elections for student advisory council
2-6-15 Field Memo
  1. Update on Tulsa Superintendent of Schools position 
  2. Design Team seeks feedback on first strategic-plan prototype: Values Statements
  3. Options listed for rescheduling canceled school days 
1-30-15 Field Memo
  1. Graduation rates improve, dropout rates decline 
  2. School leaders, teachers encouraged to communicate with parents who express concerns about PARCC