e-Newsletter
April 7, 2016
Issue No. 64
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Upcoming Events & Key Dates
4/14 School-Community Partnerships Meeting

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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We are excited to invite applications for exhibitors at the 2016 Celebration of Success! The Celebration will honor and showcase successful efforts that are benefiting students from cradle through college and career in Seattle and South King County. In addition, remember that we are hosting another School-Community Partnerships meeting on April 14, so please consider attending (registration information is found below).  
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Race to the Top! 
Apply to be an Exhibitor at the 2016 Celebration of Success!
The 2016 Celebration of Success will honor and showcase successful efforts that are benefiting students from cradle through college and career in Seattle and South King County. This event will feature 30 Exhibits featuring successful efforts that are supporting racial equity, working to close the opportunity gap and demonstrating promising results for low-income students, children of color and students who have historically been disadvantaged.
The application period to be an Exhibitor is open from April 7 to 27, 2016. More details and the application form can be found below:

Exhibitor Application Guide (PDF)

Exhibitor Application (Word)

 

Who can be an Exhibitor?
Any partnership, innovation, collaboration or program that is supporting racial equity, working to close the opportunity gap and demonstrating promising results for low-income students, children of color and students who have historically been disadvantaged. The effort must be located in the Road Map Project or Road Map Race to the Top region of Seattle and South King County. Please see the Exhibitor Application Guide for additional criteria.  
School-Community Partnerships Meeting to be Held on April 14
Remember to register for our School-Community Partnerships meeting on April 14! Please join us to discuss first-hand with our external Race to the Top evaluator, RTI International, results from the most recent survey on community-school partnerships in our region. RTI will unveil its second-annual report on the nature and quality of partnerships - partnerships in which we are all involved. Please join us in a crucial dialogue of how our partnerships have changed and areas where we still need to improve. The focus of this meeting will be action-oriented and your voice is imperative to inform next steps.
 
We look forward to seeing you, and digging deeper into how we work together in more equitable and authentic partnerships to close opportunity gaps for our students in the Road Map region!
 
When: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Puget Sound ESD, Nisqually Room

If you are planning to attend, please register. Questions may be directed to Cassandra O'Francia.
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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