Field Memos


8-19-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to implement updated policy, developed in coordination with the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and the CTE Board and Trust, on CTE funding beginning in the 2017-18 school year
  2. Rhode Island Foundation awards grants to support education
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline for ordering, September 23
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
6-17-16 Field Memo
  1. House budget supports key education initiatives
  2. Two reports created for review of personnel data before submission via eRIDE
  3. Reminder: Roster Verification for principals due June 24
6-10-16 Field Memo
  1. Special-education teacher, coordinator named 2017 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  2. Budget includes record education funding; RIDE budget cut by $4 million
  3. RIDE develops, posts policy guidance on transgender and gender-nonconforming youth
5-20-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Teachers and all friends of education invited to open-line community conference call on Monday (May 23)
  2. Council approves revised Diploma System for public comment
  3. RIDE to review guidance on nondiscrimination and transgender students, make recommendations to Council
5-6-16 Field Memo
  1. Teachers invited to open-line conference call May 23
  2. East Greenwich High students selected as Presidential Scholars
  3. R.I. educators honored at White House ceremony
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