October 3, 2013
Issue No.10
In This Issue
Upcoming Events & Key Dates
10/2 Deep Dive 3 Technical Workgroup Meeting

10/11 Project 8 RFP Due

10/12 Tools & Pathways for Success Community Engagement Event - Federal Way

10/15 Deep Dive 3 Technical Workgroup Meeting

10/18 Executive Committee Meeting

10/21 Project 1 RFP School Implementation Plans Due

10/21-22 Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back Conference - UW 
10/28 Project 3B RFP Due

11/8 Executive Committee Meeting 


Quick Links

About the Road Map Region Race to the Top Grant

In 2012, seven King County, Washington, school districts joined forces and won $40 million in federal Race to the Top funds. The participating school districts are Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila. The districts dubbed themselves The Road Map District Consortium, a reference to their participation in the Road Map Project, a community-wide effort in South Seattle and South King County to drive major educational improvement with a focus on personalized learning.

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We have lots of news to report! Dream Project College and Career Readiness Assistants have started work, a new Race to the Top video update has been posted that highlights recent activities, the School Change Teams project was recently featured in the Federal Way Mirror, and a FERPA seminar is being hosted in November.

College and Career Readiness Assistants Started Work!
The Project 6 Dream Project College and Career Readiness Assistants have started work! They completed their orientation the week of September 23rd, and will soon be beginning the year in 18 high needs schools in the Road Map region, including:
Auburn: Auburn HS, Olympic MS
Federal Way: Federal Way HS, Totem MS
Highline: TEC HS, Highline HS, Cascade MS, Chinook MS
Kent: Kent Meridian HS, Mill Creek MS
Renton: Renton HS, Dimmitt MS
Seattle: Chief Sealth HS, Cleveland HS, Aki Kurose MS, Denny MS
Tukwila: Foster HS, Showalter MS
We are excited that this terrific group of college students will soon be supporting middle school and high school students. Dream Project staff have been working with school staff to ensure a smooth transition.
For more information on Stay Strong activities, including Project 6, please click here.

New Video Update Program
Get the latest news on the Road Map Region Race to the Top grant through our video update program: Accelerate! In the latest edition, Project Director Jessica de Barros highlights the new members of the Executive Committee, the recent awards for Teaching & Leading, and recaps of this summer's PreK-3rd Grade Kick Off and the High School & Beyond Institute. To watch the video, click here.

School Change Teams Featured 
Federal Way Public Schools' School Change Teams project was recently featured in the Federal Way Mirror. This project is
one of the proposals recently awarded funds from Race to the Top's Project 1: Teaching and Leading Investment Fund.
Federal Way Public Schools was awarded $471,000 for its proposal.

The project aims to close the achievement gap for students of color and English Language Learner students in reading, math and graduation rates.

To read the full news story, please click here.

Seminar on Data Sharing with School Districts 
A seminar on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is being organized by Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations for November 6th.

The seminar will explain what FERPA means to community organizations working with school districts. Topics covered will include limitations on data sharing by school districts, as well as the impact on community-based organizations who are working to support student academic achievement in partnership with school districts.

Race to the Top associated district and community organizations are being offered a discounted registration rate of $35 per person.

For more information and to register for the seminar, please click here

Please visit the Race to the Top Website!
Please remember to share the Road Map Region Race to the Top website with friends and colleagues! We regularly update content and add new resources. To access the website click here!

Stay Tuned!
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