Field Memos


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
    5-15-15 Field Memo
    1. R.I. meets all ten benchmarks for early learning program
    2. Report finds disparity between levels of student proficiency on state assessments, NAEP
    3. Student Advisory Council to convene on June 1
    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
    4-10-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE testifies on bills on parental refusal, financial literacy, proficiency-based learning, other educational matters
    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
    1-16-15 Field Memo
    1. RIDE, RISSA leadership develop message points on PARCC assessments and parental refusal 
    2. Taskforce on teacher absenteeism to convene
    3. Rhode Island to be host to regional technology summit April 21 and 22
    12-12-14 Field Memo
    1. Rhode Island receives federal Preschool Expansion Grant; goal is to have 60 state-funded preschool classrooms by 2019
    2. Children’s Friend named preliminary winner of federal child-care grant 
    3. RIDE to release NECAP science results on Tuesday
    8-22-14 Field Memo
    1. Students, families, teachers, school leaders prepare for start of 2014-15 school year
    2. Rhode Island to focus on reducing chronic absenteeism during coming school year
    3. Federal grant opportunity announced for preschool development
    8-8-14 Field Memo
    1. Education Board members briefed on strategic plan 
    2. RIDE reports on graduation outcomes for Class of 2014 
    3. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Education working toward expanding access to dual enrollment 

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