e-Newsletter
March 15, 2016
Issue No. 62
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Upcoming Events & Key Dates
3/15 Project 1 Round 3.2 Proposals due 

4/14 Executive Committee Meeting 
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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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The Road Map Region Race to the Top grant recently funded 6,000 students from Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila to take the SAT! In addition, the Puget Sound College and Career Network (PSCCN) is actively working to increase the number of high school students submitting a FAFSA in their senior year. Thank you to everyone involved in these efforts!  
Wins for Road Map
Race to the Top! 
6,000 Students in the Puget Sound Region Participate in SAT School Day
The Road Map Region Race to the Top grant funded 6,000 students from Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila to take the test during the regular school day on March 2! The grant paid the $50 registration fee. In addition, Khan Academy provides a free online SAT-prep course. The SAT is a critical part of the college admission process, and offering the test for free during regular school hours is an incredible way to help close the opportunity gap for college enrollment. For more information, please see the press release.
Puget Sound College & Career Network Working to Increase Number of High School Students Submitting FASFA
In partnership with the national 12th Year Campaign, the Puget Sound College and Career Network (PSCCN) is working to increase the number of high school students submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in their senior year. The regional target is 80% completion across the seven Road Map School Districts (Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle, and Tukwila).

The FAFSA is the federal government's instrument for calculating need-based financial aid and the official document used by every college and university to determine eligibility for federal student aid. The form must be completed by students and parents each year to apply for all types of federal, state, or college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, some scholarships, educational loans, and work programs.

A critical next step is to continue to encourage all students to file their FAFSA. If a student needs help they can contact their high school counselor. Additional Financial Aid Nights may be offered at individual high schools. Please check with your school to see when these events may be scheduled.

For more information, please visit the Road Map Project or the Puget Sound College and Career Network.
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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