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April 8, 2015
Issue No.45
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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 over four years. 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 are pleased to say that our Stay Strong work was recently highlighted in an Education Week blog! In addition, a recent Seattle Times article reported that record numbers of students are applying to state colleges this year, especially students who qualify for the College Bound Scholarship. Our Race to the Top work has directly contributed to this big win. Thank you to everyone involved for this big success success - in particular, our school and district staff
Road Map Region Featured in Education Week Blog
We were recently featured in Tom Vander Ark's Innovation Blog on Education Week!

The post, titled "Districts Racing to Personalize Learning", profiled the Race to the Top-District program and discussed progress made by the Roadmap Region, among others. We were highlighted for our Stay Strong work emphasizing rigorous course taking, and enabling more students to take college bound tests and make more scholarship applications.

Please see more details in the full article. Congratulations to all of our partners engaged in this important work! 
Seattle Times Reports Record Year for Applications to Washington Universities
A recent Seattle Times article shows that our hard work is paying off - record numbers of students are applying to state colleges this year, especially students who have the College Bound Scholarship!  

Race to the Top work has directly contributed to this big win, by providing all students with ReadiStep, PSAT and SAT, expanding availability of rigorous coursework in high schools, advising support to get students ready for college, career awareness tools to help students think about life after high school, Early Warning Indicator Systems to ensure students stay on track, getting the word out about college through the College Access Networks, and reengaging students.  

Please see the full article for more details. Kudos to the district and school postsecondary readiness staff, our Stay Strong Team, and to all of our partners who helped with this remarkable achievement! 
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!
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