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Exploring the Roads to Success

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By Mary Jean Ryan, Executive Director, CCER The Road Map Project is undergoing a significant period of “reconstruction,” so some “rerouting” be necessary. The Road Map Project began in 2010, and in that first year the 2020 goal was set … Continue reading


A Partnership to Support the Birth to 3rd Grade Work Group

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The following is a guest blog post by Lynda Petersen, Associate Director of the Community Center for Education Results and staffer for the Road Map Project Birth to 3rd Grade Work Group. When I started staffing the Road Map Project’s … Continue reading


Better data disaggregation needed to successfully support our students

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Recently, the Community Center for Education Results published our annual Road Map Project regional Results Report and, in it, we used a conventional data reporting method to present a summary snapshot showing the magnitude of our region’s race and ethnic … Continue reading


2014 Results Report shows a region ‘under construction’

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The 2014 Results Report was released earlier this month to a packed Education Results Network meeting. More than 300 people at that meeting – and many more since then – have received a copy, and we are working to distribute … Continue reading


Social media provides window into DiscoverU 2014

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This year, the second-annual DiscoverU was a full week – Oct. 13-17 – and people across all seven Road Map Project region school districts found unique and fun ways to help kids explore their college and career possibilities. DiscoverU is part of … Continue reading


The New Opportunity Youth Action Plan: Getting Serious About Second Chances

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By Nicole Yohalem, Director, Road Map Project Opportunity Youth Initiative Oct. 28, 2014 Opportunity Nation released their annual report card this month, and King County has outscored the state and nation in terms of opportunity for young people. Reason to … Continue reading


Parents reflect on Harvard Family Engagement Institute and the work ahead

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As part of the Road Map Project’s focus on parent engagement, a regional team attended the inaugural Harvard Family Engagement in Education Institute held in August 2014. The region’s 40-person group included parents, community-based organization leaders, teachers, principals, superintendents and … Continue reading


Back to School, but not back to “Business as Usual”

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Remember the big Road Map Project goal? The Road Map Project goal is to double the number of students in South King County and South Seattle who are on track to graduate from college or earn a career credential by … Continue reading


Let’s Read! campaign ramping up to reach more children

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It’s finally summertime, and efforts to engage children in literacy and learning activities are in full swing across the region! From YMCA day camps to summer meals programs to library community outreach efforts, organizations across our region are prioritizing the … Continue reading


Time to Find Your ‘Beast Mode’

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I hope all of you are off to a great new year and that you achieve your most important resolutions! This will be a big year for the Road Map Project. We are determined to hit our 2014 interim targets, … Continue reading