Parents and families play critical roles in student success and are absolutely essential in the success of the Road Map Project.
The Road Map Project believes parents and families support their children’s learning, guide children through a complex school system, advocate for more and improved learning opportunities, and collaborate with educators and community organizations to achieve more effective educational opportunities.
Over the course of a year, we have listened to and learned from various community-based organizations doing parent and family engagement in the Road Map region — and we will continue listening and learning as our work builds. Recently, we concluded an environmental scan that included identifying best practices in and promising models of parent and family engagement at the national level; policies, practices, and outcomes at the school district level in the Road Map Project region; and activity, capacity, and challenges at the local level from community-based organizations. One key aspect of our local scan was hearing directly from parents through focus groups.
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Between June and July of 2012, we convened parent and family engagement organizations with the goals of building relationships, exchanging practice, and facilitating actionable collaboration. Each convening had a specific focus — national, school district, and local.
In April, the inaugural Road Map Region Parent Forum provided parents with the information they need to help their children succeed — from cradle to college and career. About 750 parents and hundreds of children attended the event at Foster High School in Tukwila.
In the long-term, we hope to support a robust regional system of parent and family engagement aimed at improving education results across the Road Map region.
For more information please contact: Anthony Shoecraft, Community Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.838.6615.