Field Memos


1-22-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Bone-marrow drive scheduled to support Newport School Department employees
  2. RIDE to invite high-school teachers to conversation on high-school experience, secondary regulations, graduation
  3. Magazine article examines “schools of the future” 
1-15-16 Field Memo
  1. Bone-marrow drive scheduled to support Newport School Department employees
  2. Working Group approves funding formula recommendations
  3. Middle-school students honored for healthy recipes 
12-4-15 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo’s Children’s Cabinet releases five-year strategic plan 
  2. Schools, communities invited to screen Most Likely to Succeed as part of on-going discussion on re-imagining high schools
  3. RIDE highlights “featured educator,” adds teachers’ blog to website 
11-20-15 Field Memo

  1. PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  2. Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  3. Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 

  • PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  • Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  • Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 
  • 10-30-15 Field Memo
    1. NAEP results for Rhode Island: Strong performance in reading, decline in mathematics
    2. Board of Education approves five-year strategic plan
    3. Report finds R.I. making progress on early-childhood programs
    9-18-15 Field Memo
    1. Save the Date Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire
    2. RIDE issues new guidance regarding educator evaluations
    3. Teachers, schools encouraged
    9-11-15 Field Memo

    1. Save the Date: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire 
    2. U.S. Department of Education approves Rhode Island Equity Plan to provide excellent teachers for all students 
    3. RIDE awards grants to charter public schools for partnerships with other schools in their communities 

  • Save the Date: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire 
  • U.S. Department of Education approves Rhode Island Equity Plan to provide excellent teachers for all students 
  • RIDE awards grants to charter public schools for partnerships with other schools in their communities 
  • 9-4-15 Field Memo
    1. College Board releases SAT, AP results
    2. High schools to be notified of 54th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program opportunity
    8-28-15 Field Memo
    1. Council approves Strategic Plan to prepare R.I. students for success; Board to consider adoption of plan in October 
    2. Working group convenes to improve educator preparation, teaching and learning in R.I.
    3. Campaign against chronic absenteeism to launch on Tuesday 
    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