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Road Map Strategic Refresh Process

Thank You! And Next Steps:

Thank you to the members of the Planning Group and everyone who contributed to the Road Map Project Strategic Refresh Process. At the December Education Results Meeting the following foundational elements of the project were shared with the attendees. These will guide the implementation of the work moving forward, especially the implementation of the System-Wide Racial Equity Essentials and the formation of the new Road Map Project leadership body – the Community Leadership Team. The page will be updated as the implementation continues, and also please contact Lynda (lpetersen@ccedresults.org) with any questions or feedback you have.

Click here to download a PDF with the Vision, Values and Goal

Road Map Project Vision Statement
Every child and youth in South King County and South Seattle, particularly children of color and low-income children, thrives in their education, communities and life.

Road Map Project Core Values
We believe race should not be a predictor of education outcomes, yet education policies and practices have historically disenfranchised communities of color and low-income families. In order to achieve our vision and realize a future where every child and youth in our region are thriving in their education, communities and lives, we must be intentional about disrupting the inequities we strive to change.  The Road Map Project core values guide our approach to the work, and help us hold ourselves accountable to children, youth and communities.

This set of values was generated with input from Road Map Project stakeholders, initially through a survey sent to the Education Results Network.  The Road Map Strategic Refresh Planning Group added definitions and a framework for ensuring the work of the project adheres to the identified values.

  • Equity  
    We believe in greater access to opportunities, power and resources so that every child can reach their full potential, with a focus on populations that have historically been furthest from opportunity.
  • Opportunity 
    We believe in providing every child and youth access to the experiences, resources and support that allow them to flourish.
  • Inclusion  
    We believe in creating environments that are welcoming and respectful to every child and youth, and reflect the changing demographics of our region.
  • Community 
    We believe in the wisdom and common ground gained through shared experience.  We seek out the perspectives and voices of the many communities in our region so community aspirations guide the work.
  • Social Justice
    We believe in moving society and systems towards fairness, compassion and greater respect for human dignity. We address the root causes of educational inequities not just manifestations (i.e. outcomes) by dismantling individual, structural and institutionalized racism.
  • Collaboration   
    We believe that by working together, greater outcomes will be achieved than what is possible when individuals, organizations or systems work alone. Building community trust and strong relationships, and valuing a diversity of perspectives are central to this work.
  • Accountability 
    We believe that in collective impact work, assuming responsibility for the results and impacts of our action or inaction is critical in order to change system performance for the benefit of children and youth.
  • Transparency 
    We believe in being open and honest about how, why and by whom decisions are made, including decisions involving policies and resources.

Road Map Project Goal Statement
By 2020, we will increase equitable policies and practices in our education systems and dramatically improve outcomes for children and youth, from cradle through college and career; so that:

By 2030, we will eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps impacting children of color and low-income children in South King County and South Seattle, and 70% of youth in the region will earn a college degree or career credential.

Background

The Road Map Project launched in December 2010 and since then has worked to build a collective resolve to dramatically improve education results for the children growing up in South Seattle and South King County.  While there has been some significant progress in some parts of the Project, the region is currently not on track to achieve the Road Map Project 2020 goal, and for most indicators of student success the achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth of color are persisting.  Important discussions with members of the Road Map Project Sponsors Group and Community Network Steering Committee in 2015 resulted in the identification of four areas to focus in the “second half of the Project”.

  • Increase the focus on racial equity and operationalize that focus throughout the Road Map Project
  • Increase parent and youth voice throughout the Road Map Project
  • Better organize advocacy at the state and local level for greater impact
  • Offer stronger support to key implementers

 

September 20th Education Results Network Meeting

August 23rd Joint Community Network & Project Sponsors Meeting Materials

July 27th Planning Group Meeting Materials

May 19th Planning Group Meeting Materials

April 13th Planning Group Meeting Materials

March 2nd Meeting Planning Group Materials

Student Engagement and Motivation: This data provides unique insights into the ways students perceive themselves and their learning environments.

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