The Road Map Project is a region-wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle. 

The Road Map Project is supported by the Community Center for Education Results (CCER), a nonprofit organization.
The 2015 Results Report is coming out soon!

The Results Report is the Road Map Project's annual report card to the community -- and the 2015 edition will be released at the Feb. 10 Education Results Network meeting.  Anyone int erested in improving education results in the Road Map region is welcome to join this meeting. There is no cost to attend. Information about the agenda will be in future newsletters.

Ana Mari Cauce

The meeting's featured speaker will be University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce A member of the UW faculty since 1986, Cauce became interim president in March 2015, having previously served as provost and executive vice president, and the UW Board of Regents selected her to become the UW's 33rd president at a special meeting Oct. 13, 2015.
 
Throughout her career, Cauce has championed access to higher education, including through the Husky Promise, which provides full tuition to eligible Washington students who otherwise could not attend college. As part of her strong belief in ensuring access to higher education for all, just one month into her role as interim president she engaged students in an honest discussion about race and equity, launching an effort to create a more just and diverse community.








Here are the ERN meeting details:

WHAT:
Education Results Network (ERN) meeting: 2015 Results Report release
WHEN:
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
WHERE:
Renton Pavilion Event Center
233 Burnett Ave. S.
Renton, WA 98057
REGISTER:
CLICK HERE  to register 

We hope to see you there!

-The CCER team
"Follow the Money" briefings now scheduled

Several Road Map partner organizations are working together to better understand education funding, specifically here in the Road Map region. Learning sessions are scheduled in January and February to share research findings from consultant  Haid Garrett, of Third Sector Intelligence, who has been studying this issue. Anyone interested in the topic of education funding is invited to attend and learn more. Briefings are hosted by CCER unless otherwise noted. The dates are as follows:
  • Jan. 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Tukwila Community Center
  • Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Highline College -- this briefing is hosted by the League of Education Voters
  • Jan. 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Seattle Public Schools headquarters -- this briefing is hosted by the Seattle Council PTSA
  • Jan. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Pacific Tower
  • Feb. 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Kent Senior Center
Visit the  Road Map Project's event page  to register or contact the respective host organization.
Regional kindergarten registration campaign starting up

This is the second year the region's seven school districts have come together to participate in a regional kindergarten registration campaign, which begins the day after the Martin Luther King holiday -- MLK Tuesday, Jan. 19.

When families register for kindergarten early in the calendar year, they can be connected to Jumpstart and other early learning programs that can help children and families be ready for school. The Birth to 3rd Grade Work Group has prioritized this strategy as a way to boost school readiness. 

Flyers communicating the key messages of the campaign are available in several languages at the Road Map Race to the Top website. Starting Jan. 19, you can visit KRegNow.org  for information on how to determine your school district, registration timelines and other important information. 

If you would like more information about how to get involved, please contact Mary Waldron at mwaldron@psesd.org.
Kendrick Glover named Person of the Year in Kent


Congratulations to Kendrick Glover, Senior Coordinator for the Puget Sound College and Career Network, for being named The Kent Reporter's Person of the Year! In his current role at the PSCCN, Kendrick is working to build capacity to provide students and families with resources to prepare for college, enroll in college and earn postsecondary credentials. His work is crucial to the Road Map Project's 2020 goal.  Here's a quote from the story:
"I just want to tell my story to give youth in detention, to give youth in prison, to give youth in school systems, to give youth who are just lost that are just out there, to give young adults, to give even adults an opportunity to see somebody, to really see someone and hear a story of passion, of encouragement, of empowerment," he said.
Click here to read the story.