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5-12-17 Field Memo
Student Spotlight:
  1. School named WaterFire Providence’s Community Partner of the Year
  2. National Youth Science Camp student delegate selection
  3. 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars announced
  4. Two Rhode Island students honored for volunteerism at national award ceremony
Commissioner’s Corner:
  1. Teachers invited to join the Educators in Action quarterly meetings with Commissioner Wagner
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
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
3-18-16 Field Memo
  1. Council to review Diploma System, graduation requirements
  2. Reminder: High-school students to elect representatives on Student Advisory Council; selections due April 22
  3. Governor Raimondo nominates three to Postsecondary Council
2-5-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo’s budget proposal includes education investments
  2. Reminder: RIDE seeking brief accounts of amazing work under way in R.I. schools
  3. Reminder: Schools encouraged to consider using open educational resources
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 
11-20-15 Field Memo

  1. PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  2. Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  3. Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 

  • PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  • Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  • Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 
  • 6-5-15 Field Memo

    1. Personal note from Commissioner Gist
    2. Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
    3. Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers



  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • Personal note from Commissioner Gist
  • Educator Recognition: North Smithfield reading specialist named 2016 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  • Board of Education: Student Advisory Council convenes, elects officers
  • 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
  • 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