Field Memos


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 
7-25-14 Field Memo
  1. Reminder to LEAs to complete survey about class of 2014
  2. RIDE provides guidance to legislation related to assessments and graduation requirements
  3. Rhode Island recognized for its process for evaluating support professionals
6-20-14 Field Memo
  1. 2,073 high-school seniors improved significantly in mathematics, earned diplomas
  2. Fiscal Year 2015 budget maintains support for education
  3. General Assembly considering bills on teacher evaluations, graduation requirements