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4-21-17 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Students direct 2017 Rhode Island State of Education conversation, submit questions for the Commissioner by May 1
  2. Superintendent designation of point of contact for foster care to DCYF under ESSA
  3. In his own words: Commissioner Wagner on testing
  4. Career & Technical Education Award Winners
3-17-17 Field Memo
  1. 2nd Annual Rhode Island College Signing Day event planning
  2. Letters encouraging students to take advanced coursework
  3. SurveyWorks survey progress update
  4. Reminder: SAT timeline for spring administration
3-10-17 Field Memo
  1. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan update
  2. SurveyWorks survey progress update
  3. Reminder: SAT timeline for spring administration
  4. Write Rhode Island student winners announced
  5. Reminder: 2017 #RIGovForADay essay contest
3-3-17 Field Memo
  1. Release of final Empowerment School Guidance
  2. SurveyWorks survey progress update
  3. Reminder: SAT timeline for spring administration
  4. Blended and personalized learning conference
10-21-16 Field Memo
  1. PSAT test administration proceeded smoothly across Rhode Island high schools
  2. Paul Cuffee School 4th-grade teacher wins Milken Educator Award
  3. San Antonio Superintendent reviews data, shows poverty is not destiny
  4. LEAs asked to contact families, request completion of meals-benefits applications as soon as possible
10-14-16 Field Memo
  1. Council approves new Diploma System
  2. RIDE releases 2016 school classifications
  3. Trinity Rep to offer theater tickets to 11th graders
9-2-16 Field Memo
  1. Back-to-school stories focus on new initiatives, opportunities
  2. All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 24 WaterFire
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline is three weeks away!
8-26-16 Field Memo
  1. Participation rates, achievement levels improve on 2016 R.I. PARCC assessments
  2. South Kingstown Superintendent Stringfellow named 2017 Superintendent of the Year
  3. Four R.I. teachers honored with national Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
8-12-16 Field Memo
  1. Career-technical education provides opportunities for all students
  2. School leaders urged to encourage participation in free PSAT opportunity; new deadline for ordering test books, September 23
  3. RIDE announces next steps toward formation of Empowerment Schools
7-22-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE issues request for new charter applicants
  2. Ponaganset science teacher sets world record for flight efficiency using biofuel blend
  3. Repeating from Field Memo Alert 7-18-16: RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information