Field Memos


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
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 
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 
10-23-15 Field Memo
  1. Council approves funding for 86 school-renovation projects in 18 LEAs
  2. Governor Raimondo establishes Working Group to review funding formula for education aid 
  3. Reminder: Applications sought for XQ Super School Challenge Advisory Committee

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
9-11-15 Field Memo

  1. Save the Date: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire 
  2. U.S. Department of Education approves Rhode Island Equity Plan to provide excellent teachers for all students 
  3. RIDE awards grants to charter public schools for partnerships with other schools in their communities 

  • Save the Date: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire 
  • U.S. Department of Education approves Rhode Island Equity Plan to provide excellent teachers for all students 
  • RIDE awards grants to charter public schools for partnerships with other schools in their communities 
  • 9-4-15 Field Memo
    1. College Board releases SAT, AP results
    2. High schools to be notified of 54th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program opportunity
    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
  • 4-3-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC tests completed in R.I. passes 100,000; blog argues against parental refusal, especially for Hispanic families, students 
    2. Career-Technical board convenes; RIPEC releases report on career-technical education 
    3. Newport student selected as Governor for a Day
    3-6-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC assessments will help us see if we’re making progress 
    2. Two-hour delays permitted during inclement weather
    3. Governor Raimondo announces “Governor for a Day” essay contest