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
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
2-14-14 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
12-06-13 Field Memo
  1. LEAs encouraged to review anti-bullying policies
  2. R.I. schools get ready for Hour of Code
  3. RIDE revises schedule for 2014 NECAP retake testing for seniors
11-8-13 Field Memo
  1. NAEP Results: Rhode Island surpasses national average in mathematics, reading 
  2. Rhode Island LEAs invited to participate in international high-school assessment modeled on PISA
  3. Mathematics teacher receives 2013 Milken Educator Award
10-25-13 Field Memo
  1. Governor Chafee, RIDE to launch Educator Autonomy Project
  2. Annual school-safety conference to be held on November 1
  3. RIDE, Congressman Langevin to hold conference on healthcare professions
10-11-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE develops “myths and facts” document about assessments and the Diploma System
  2. RIDE posts educators’ Final Effectiveness Ratings at the LEA level; individual ratings remain confidential 
  3. National Principals Month celebrated in October
9-27-13 Field Memo
  1. Stony Lane Elementary School and the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award Schools
  2. Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy meets the Summer Reading Challenge and joins Commissioner Gist on skydive to celebrate literacy education
  3. Save the Date: CCSS Networking Conference - October 26