Field Memos

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
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
7-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE announces 2016-17 PARCC administration information; testing will be for students in grades 3 through 9 only (or upon completion of Algebra for math)
  2. R.I. selected as participating state in social-emotional learning initiative
  3. USED approves R.I. applications for School Improvement Grants
5-27-16 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo announces partnership between Electric Boat and career-technical schools and centers
  2. USED releases proposed regulations on implementing ESSA; article analyzes Secretary King’s stance on equity
  3. First community phone call held on Monday; next call to be scheduled in the fall
4-15-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE, Office of Postsecondary Commissioner resolve matter concerning dual, concurrent enrollment course offerings
  2. RIDE looking into administrative delay regarding fees for summer-school courses
  3. LEAs reminded on PARCC guidance
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
12-4-15 Field Memo
  1. Governor Raimondo’s Children’s Cabinet releases five-year strategic plan 
  2. Schools, communities invited to screen Most Likely to Succeed as part of on-going discussion on re-imagining high schools
  3. RIDE highlights “featured educator,” adds teachers’ blog to website 
10-30-15 Field Memo
  1. NAEP results for Rhode Island: Strong performance in reading, decline in mathematics
  2. Board of Education approves five-year strategic plan
  3. Report finds R.I. making progress on early-childhood programs
9-18-15 Field Memo
  1. Save the Date Reminder: All are invited to celebration of educator excellence at September 26 WaterFire
  2. RIDE issues new guidance regarding educator evaluations
  3. Teachers, schools encouraged