Field Memos


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
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 
12-19-14 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner Gist: Holiday greetings, and reflections on 2014
  2. RIDE develops policy, issues statement on data privacy
  3. Governor Chafee receives report on educator autonomy 
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
11-7-14 Field Memo
  1. Congratulations offered to winning candidates 
  2. Improvement continues on CCRI remediation rates
  3. RIDE to release 2nd annual report on educator evaluations 
10-24-14 Field Memo
  1. Crisis-management support services available to schools in the event of threat to school safety or threatening incident
  2. RIDE to release 2nd annual report on educator evaluations 
  3. Reminder: RIDE seeks Presidential Scholar nominees by November 12 – Action Item 
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
8-15-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, The Learning Accelerator partnership draws national attention to blended learning in Rhode Island
  2. RIDE receives grant to expand participation in AP Exams
  3. U.S. Department of Education issues information on school enrollment and immigrant children
8-1-14 Field Memo
  1. Blog post offers suggestions on teaching standards “without becoming standardized”
  2. Newly constituted Board of Education to hold its first meeting Monday
  3. U.S. Department of Education recognizes Rhode Island partnership between libraries, adult education
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