Field Memos


6-6-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to release school classifications on Monday
  2. Ponaganset High science teacher named 2015 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year
  3. Education Board issues commendations to seniors who earned proficient with distinction in mathematics, reading
3-14-14 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island receives approval for Race to the Top no-cost extension
  2. Next year’s junior class to take NECAP, not PARCC assessments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical structures within annual educator-evaluation systems
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
12-13-13 Field Memo
  1. Common Core community forums scheduled; RIDE offers to hold additional forums in local communities 
  2. Rhode Island high schools invited to participate in OECD Test for Schools; America Achieves can pay full cost for up to 20 schools
  3. Families receiving solicitation letters regarding college admissions, financial aid
11-27-13 Field Memo
  1. OECD Test for Schools provides participating high schools with international calibration, detailed diagnostic reports
  2. Child Nutrition Programs in schools, communities are expanding across the state
  3. Governor Chafee appoints working group to manage Educator Autonomy Project
11-22-13 Field Memo
  1. How America Compares: OECD Test for Schools planned, PISA Day scheduled
  2. RIDE to hold follow-up discussion on Rick Hess’s Cage-Busting Leadership
  3. RIDE, Business Innovation Factory, Youth in Action launch partnership for student-designed school
11-15-13 Field Memo
  1. LEAs urged to review release policies in light of incident in Providence
  2. LEAs encouraged to participate in OECD Test for Schools, webinar scheduled for November 26
  3. RIDE plans to continue discussions on cage-busting leadership
10-18-13 Field Memo
  1. Educators invited to Common Core conference on October 26
  2. NECAP administration proceeding smoothly statewide
  3. Technology assessment to be administered to 8th-graders; RIDE requests LEA contact names by October 25 – Action Item