Field Memos


5-15-15 Field Memo
  1. R.I. meets all ten benchmarks for early learning program
  2. Report finds disparity between levels of student proficiency on state assessments, NAEP
  3. Student Advisory Council to convene on June 1
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
  • 3-20-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC assessments begin in Rhode Island; 23,700 tests completed to date
    2. AP participation, success rates continue to rise in R.I.; three R.I. districts named to AP Honor Roll 
    3. Reminder: Design team seeks feedback by Wednesday on second prototype of strategic plan for education 
    12-19-14 Field Memo
    1. Commissioner Gist: Holiday greetings, and reflections on 2014
    2. RIDE develops policy, issues statement on data privacy
    3. Governor Chafee receives report on educator autonomy 
    10-31-14 Field Memo
    1. Board of Education, Education Council, RIDE launch development of next strategic plan for education
    2. President Obama addresses issues of workforce, education
    3. Council to consider endorsing standards on personal finance
    8-1-14 Field Memo
    1. Blog post offers suggestions on teaching standards “without becoming standardized”
    2. Newly constituted Board of Education to hold its first meeting Monday
    3. U.S. Department of Education recognizes Rhode Island partnership between libraries, adult 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
    1-17-14 Field Memo
    1. Governor Chafee’s budget supports education
    2. Statement issued on Diploma System, waivers
    3. Update on release of October 2013 NECAP results