Field Memos


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
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
  • 3-14-14 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