Field Memos

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
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 
1-2-15 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Gist highlights initiatives, prospects for 2015
  2. U.S. Department of Education issues state reports on educator equity
  3. Johnston man advocates for better access to public facilities for those with disabilities 
8-29-14 Field Memo
  1. Council on Elementary and Secondary Education asked to begin use of assessments as diploma requirement with Class of 2020
  2. RISSA, RIDE announce The Assessment Project 
  3. RIDE to share LEA Race to the Top success stories 

3-14-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island receives approval for Race to the Top no-cost extension
  2. Next year’s junior class to take NECAP, not PARCC assessments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical structures within annual educator-evaluation systems
2-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares sample letter to parents regarding the PARCC Field Test
  2. Coventry educator named Rhode Island Outstanding First Year Principal
  3. RIDE announces new Chief of Fiscal Integrity and Efficiencies
2-7-14 Field Memo
  1. NECAP results, graduation rates, show positive trends at high-school level
  2. Model school-safety plan developed for LEA use
  3. RI DataHUB posts report on math proficiency and postsecondary success
6-21-13 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner promotes summer learning opportunities
  2. July 2 set as release date for 2013 School Classifications
  3. Forms for student health and dental cards available online