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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


Race to the Top — Time Now for the Hard Part

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I just returned from the gathering in Washington, D.C., of all 16 national Race to the Top – District grantees. It was a very exciting convening, especially when U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke with us about how important our … Continue reading


CCER Releases First Results Report

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On Dec. 13, we issued the 2012 Road Map Project Results Report. For the Community Center for Education Results team, this is our first attempt to report on how things are going relative to the Road Map Project Indicators of … Continue reading


Road Race

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I applaud the U.S. Department of Education for allowing local districts and consortiums of districts to join to compete for the new,  local version of Race to the Top. Here locally, we have already been working very hard as a … Continue reading