Field Memos


4-11-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE prepares ESEA Flexibility Request renewal application
  2. RIDE participates in settlement agreement with U.S. Department of Justice regarding students, adults with disabilities
  3. NECAP retest results to be ready this month
4-4-14 Field Memo
  1. Field test proceeding smoothly in Rhode Island, across PARCC consortium
  2. RI-CAN releases status report on public education in Rhode Island, KIDS COUNT to issue annual Factbook Monday
  3. Congressman Langevin honored for support of career-technical education
3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
3-21-14 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education releases progress reports on Race to the Top
  2. Five schools chosen to represent Rhode Island at regional conference
  3. Senator Reed receives adult-literacy award
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
3-7-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE seeks recommendations for Rhode Island Distinguished Educator Pool  – Action Item
  2. RIDE shares results of mid-year surveys on educator evaluations
  3. RIDE, Office of Digital Excellence announce adult-education agreement on digital-literacy training for adult learners
2-21-14 Field Memo
  1. LEAs reminded to notify RIDE of adjustments to school calendar
  2. RIDE develops, posts videos on Common Core State Standards
  3. NECAP retest to begin Tuesday (February 25)
2-14-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE releases October 2013 NECAP results
  2. RIDE provides Board of Education with monthly update on Diploma System
  3. Model school-safety plan posted on RIDE website
1-24-14 Field Memo
  1. State of Education address scheduled for Thursday (January 30)
  2. Repeating from yesterday’s Field Memo Alert: RIDE provides LEAs with confidential results for grade-12 NECAP retests; LEAs asked to review, update files by February 3 – Action Item
  3. Rhode Island schools prepare for Digital Learning Day, February 5
1-13-14 Field Memo Alert
  1. Commissioner Gist’s statement on guidance regarding waivers and the Diploma System.
  2. View the Waiver Decision Tree online.