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4-21-17 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Students direct 2017 Rhode Island State of Education conversation, submit questions for the Commissioner by May 1
  2. Superintendent designation of point of contact for foster care to DCYF under ESSA
  3. In his own words: Commissioner Wagner on testing
  4. Career & Technical Education Award Winners
1-6-2017 Field Memo
  1. The importance of curriculum
  2. More reflections on education in 2016
  3. 2017 Rhode Island Assistant Principal of the Year announced
12-22-16 Field Memo
  1. Holiday greetings from RIDE
12-16-16 Field Memo
  1. U.S. Secretary of Education King calls for supporters of public education to unite on behalf of children
11-10-16 Field Memo
  1. Post-election thoughts and resources offered to educators
  2. Top R.I. school in Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge named
  3. Middle-school girls participate in STEM expo; two students win URI scholarships
10-7-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE receives proposals for new, expanded charters
  2. Startup Weekend leads to innovative ideas for education
  3. R.I. school leaders receive awards from regional association
  4. RIDE to release 2016 school classifications on Wednesday
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
8-19-16 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to implement updated policy, developed in coordination with the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and the CTE Board and Trust, on CTE funding beginning in the 2017-18 school year
  2. Rhode Island Foundation awards grants to support education
  3. Reminder: School leaders urged to encourage 10th-grade student participation in PSATs; deadline for ordering, September 23
5-20-16 Field Memo
  1. Reminder: Teachers and all friends of education invited to open-line community conference call on Monday (May 23)
  2. Council approves revised Diploma System for public comment
  3. RIDE to review guidance on nondiscrimination and transgender students, make recommendations to Council
4-29-16 Field Memo
  1. Council considering revisions to graduation requirements
  2. Council seeks one-year reprieve in court ruling summer-school funding
  3. RIDE to mark Teacher Appreciation Week