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9-8-17 Field Memo
  1. Educational services for undocumented children
  2. New challenges, new opportunities, new school year
  3. Rhode Island receives USDA grant award for school, child care nutrition efforts
  4. Coordinator, English Learner (EL) Education Program position posted
  5. New post from Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane
7-7-17 Field Memo
  1. A note on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget
  2. Reminder: LEAs set Unpaid Meal Policy by July 1, 2017
  3. Reminder: RIDE posts student learning pilot letter of intent and announces informational session
6-23-17 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island summer nutrition programs in top ten
  2. Reminder: Applications for RIDE Executive Leadership Development Program due June 30
  3. Reminder: Rhode Island’s ESSA State Plan posted for public comment until June 30
6-9-27 Field Memo
  1. 2018 Teacher of the Year announced
  2. Congratulations to seniors in Central Falls, North Kingstown, and Westerly on achieving district-approved Seal of Biliteracy
  3. RIDE announces 2017-18 Student Learning Pilot Details
  4. Applications for RIDE Executive Leadership Development Program due June 30
  5. Poet Laureate reflects on the school year end while looking ahead
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 
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