Field Memos


4-22-16 Field Memo
  1. Advanced Coursework Network to provide 120 additional Prepare RI courses this fall
  2. How one high school achieves outstanding results: opportunity, expectations, expert instruction
  3. Providence Schools receive national environmental award
4-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Commissioner resolve matter concerning dual, concurrent enrollment course offerings
  2. RIDE looking into administrative delay regarding fees for summer-school courses
  3. LEAs reminded on PARCC guidance
4-1-16 Field Memo
  1. State of Education Address highlights strategies for supporting students, schools
  2. House hears testimony on Empowerment Act, funding formula
  3. Featured Educator blog post focuses on how books expand teaching
3-25-2016 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address scheduled for Wednesday
  2. PARCC assessments begin in RI on Monday
  3. Report: R.I. making progress toward closing achievement gaps
2-26-16 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner’s message to families, educators on PARCC assessments
  2. Rhode Island joins initiative committed openly licensed educational resources
  3. Providence selected for two educational initiatives
1-8-16 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner’s Commentary: A Conversation about Rhode Island Education
  2. Newest District Teacher of the Year blog post focuses on STEM to STEAM and art education
  3. Rhode Island ranks 13th in the country on Education Week Quality Counts 2016 report 
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