Field Memos


6-3-16 Field Memo
  1. Commended Schools recognition ceremony scheduled for June 14
  2. Education Week issues report on Class of 2014 graduation rates
  3. DTOY blog post: Engineering design, 21st-century learning in the middle-school classroom
2-19-16 Field Memo
  1. Registration deadline extended for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I.
  2. 2015 graduation rates to be released Wednesday
  3. Reminder: Conference on blended, personalized learning scheduled for April 2
2-12-16 Field Memo
  1. Conference on blended, personalized learning scheduled for April 2
  2. RIDE to release 2016 accountability results, updated list of Commended Schools
  3. Reminder: Registrations due today (February 12) for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I.
1-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Education Post features interview on supporting students, teachers in R.I
  2. RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Registration open for conference February 27 on African-American history in R.I. 
12-11-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to review Every Student Succeeds Act to determine effect on Rhode Island
  2. Council approves changes to allow for longer delayed school openings in inclement weather
  3. Superintendents, heads of schools invited to conversation on a new vision for high schools
6-12-15 Field Memo

  1. Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  2. House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  3. RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day


  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • Note on transition to new Education Commissioner
  • House Finance Committee approves FY 16 budget
  • RIDE to draft proposed revisions to regulations on the length of the school day
  • 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
  • 5-1-15 Field Memo

    1. Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
    2. RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
    3. RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator

  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • Board approves dual-enrollment regulations requiring local policies by June 30; webinars scheduled – Action Item
  • RIDE seeking public comment on proposed revisions to accountability, classification, support system
  • RIDE helps launch Summer Meals campaign; LEAs asked to designate Summer Meals liaison to work with RIDE coordinator
  • 2-7-14 Field Memo
    1. NECAP results, graduation rates, show positive trends at high-school level
    2. Model school-safety plan developed for LEA use
    3. RI DataHUB posts report on math proficiency and postsecondary success
    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