Field Memos


4-4-14 Field Memo
  1. Field test proceeding smoothly in Rhode Island, across PARCC consortium
  2. RI-CAN releases status report on public education in Rhode Island, KIDS COUNT to issue annual Factbook Monday
  3. Congressman Langevin honored for support of career-technical education
3-28-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE provides monthly update on Diploma System and Class of 2014
  2. Bioscience report from Rhode Island Tech Collective calls for STEM investments
  3. RIDE developing options for cyclical educator evaluations
3-21-14 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Department of Education releases progress reports on Race to the Top
  2. Five schools chosen to represent Rhode Island at regional conference
  3. Senator Reed receives adult-literacy award
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
1-3-14 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to hold informational sessions on 2013 high-school NECAP results; registrations due Monday (January 6) – Action Item
  2. Weather advisory from Emergency Management Agency transmitted to all LEAs
  3. Rhode Island teachers win Presidential Awards for mathematics, science teaching
12-20-13 Field Memo
  1. Commissioner issues holiday greetings, reviews accomplishments of 2013; next Field Memo: January 3
  2. West Warwick math coach highlighted in U.S. Department of Education weekly newsletter
  3. Providence Plan to receive Investing in Innovation grant
8-16-13 Field Memo
  1. Rhode Island invests Race to the Top funds to transform education
  2.  Race to the Top Steering Committee meets Monday to celebrate Year 3 of grant
  3. Mike Barnes named 2014 Superintendent of the Year
8-9-13 Field Memo
  1. Students benefiting from summer mathematics programs
  2. LEAs will receive notifications about participation in PARCC field-testing
  3. Differentiated evaluations OK’d for Innovation Districts
5-3-13 Field Memo
  1. RIDE develops, posts overviews of Year 4 Race to the Top plans, projects
  2. Commissioner delivers annual State of Education address
  3. Teacher, students receive awards and honors