Field Memos

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
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
3-04-16 Field Memo
  1. Trinity Academy student wins R.I. Shakespeare competition
  2. Ponaganset Middle School leader named Assistant Principal of the Year
  3. East Greenwich High named finalist in Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest
12-11-15 Field Memo
  1. RIDE to review Every Student Succeeds Act to determine effect on Rhode Island
  2. Council approves changes to allow for longer delayed school openings in inclement weather
  3. Superintendents, heads of schools invited to conversation on a new vision for high schools
11-20-15 Field Memo

  1. PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  2. Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  3. Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 

  • PARCC results show need to focus on teaching and learning
  • Hearing scheduled for Monday on school-day regulations
  • Funding Formula Working Group to meet on Tuesday 
  • 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
    8-14-15 Field Memo
    1. PARCC Governing Board considering standard-setting, timeline for results release 
    2. Council considers final draft of 2015-2020 Strategic Plan 
    3. Governor Raimondo launches School Building Authority 
    7-17-15 Field Memo
    1. Council, Board appoint Ken Wagner as next Education Commissioner
    2. U.S. Department of Education finds R.I. “meets requirements” of federal law on education of students with disabilities
    6-26-15 Field Memo
    1. General Assembly goes into recess without passing charter legislation; approves Fiscal Year 2016 budget
    2. Council receives final draft of 2015-2020 strategic plan
    3. Council considers revised regulations on calendar, school day