Field Memos


7-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information; testing will be for students in grades 3 through 9 only (or upon completion of Algebra for math)
  2. R.I. selected as participating state in social-emotional learning initiative
  3. USED approves R.I. applications for School Improvement Grants
5-27-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces partnership between Electric Boat and career-technical schools and centers
  2. USED releases proposed regulations on implementing ESSA; article analyzes Secretary King’s stance on equity
  3. First community phone call held on Monday; next call to be scheduled in the fall
1-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Education Post features interview on supporting students, teachers in R.I
  2. RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Registration open for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I. 
1-15-16 Field Memo
  1. Bone-marrow drive scheduled to support Newport School Department employees
  2. Working Group approves funding formula recommendations
  3. Middle-school students honored for healthy recipes 
12-11-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to review Every Student Succeeds Act to determine effect on Rhode Island
  2. Council approves changes to allow for longer delayed school openings in inclement weather
  3. Superintendents, heads of schools invited to conversation on a new vision for high schools
6-12-15 Field Memo

  1. Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  2. House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  3. RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day


  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • 5-8-15 Field Memo
    1. Two R.I. students named Presidential Scholar
    2. Rhode Island exceeds adult-education, workforce-development goals; earns grant opportunity
    3. East Greenwich teacher to represent R.I. at global education summit

  • Two R.I. students named Presidential Scholar
  • Rhode Island exceeds adult-education, workforce-development goals; earns grant opportunity
  • East Greenwich teacher to represent R.I. at global education summit
  • Two R.I. students named Presidential Scholar
  • Rhode Island exceeds adult-education, workforce-development goals; earns grant opportunity
  • East Greenwich teacher to represent R.I. at global education summit
  • 5-1-15 Field Memo

    1. Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
    2. RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
    3. RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator

  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • 3-27-15 Field Memo
    1. Senate confirms Barbara Cottam as Board Chair 
    2. RIDE proposes revisions to accountability system; will submit proposals to U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday