Field Memos


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 
10-17-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE applies for federal grant to add preschool sites
  2. RIDE remains in contact with Health regarding enterovirus, Ebola
  3. All are invited to Innovation Powered by Technology conference on October 25
10-10-14 Field Memo
  1. School, district leaders commended for response to threats made against schoolchildren  
  2. AP participation, results improve; SAT scores rise in reading, mathematics
  3. 2014 NECAP Science results remain under review
9-19-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE presents list of accomplishments to Race to the Top Steering Committee
  2. Salute to Rhode Island Educators to be held at September 27 WaterFire 
  3. Barrington, Classical, East Greenwich High Schools recognized by Newsweek as top high schools