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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


Opportunity Youth: Let’s Seize the Moment

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By Nicole Yohalem, Director, Road Map Project Opportunity Youth Initiative Oct. 22, 2013 Is this just new social policy jargon, or does the opportunity youth movement that is gaining momentum nationally represent a game-changing moment for young people in this … Continue reading


Guest blogger: Cultivating a Generation of Bilingual Students

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The following blog post is written by Roxana Norouzi, Education Policy Manager at OneAmerica, and staffer of the Road Map Project’s English Language Learner Work Group. Growing up as a first generation American, my parents didn’t always agree on what language … Continue reading


New Strategies for the New Season

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Education system leaders starting the new school year can learn a lot from Steve Sarkisian’s play book. Yes, I am talking about the new “hurry up” offense. The end of the season will show us its efficacy, as the team’s … Continue reading


Guest blogger: Reflections on the 2013 Parent Forum

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The following blog post is written by Anthony Shoecraft, Community Engagement Manager with the Community Center for Education Results. The first Road Map Region Parent Forum was held on April 20 at Foster High School in Tukwila.  The inaugural theme … Continue reading