Field Memos


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
    2-20-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC testing begins in some partner states, R.I. to begin March 16
    2. First edition of Rhode Island Blended Chronicle available
    3. High schools to hold elections for student advisory council
    1-30-15 Field Memo
    1. Graduation rates improve, dropout rates decline 
    2. School leaders, teachers encouraged to communicate with parents who express concerns about PARCC
    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 
    12-5-14 Field Memo
    1. RIDE prepares to release 2014 NECAP Science results
    2. Rhode Islanders encouraged to participate in survey on public education 
    3. Rhode Island Growth Model reports for individual educators available Wednesday
    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 
    10-31-14 Field Memo
    1. Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch development of next strategic plan for education
    2. President Obama addresses issues of workforce, education
    3. Council to consider endorsing standards on personal finance
    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 

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