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VISIONARY LEADERSHIP

ROAD MAP PROJECT NEWS ROUND UP

State lawmakers are advancing legislation to encourage schools to make better use of student data.

Abel Berhan, a senior at Evergreen High School in the Highline School District, says we need to invest more in future business leaders of color. 

Voters have approved two Kent School District levies to fund the overall budget, technology improvements, and facility maintenance. 

Seattle youth are on the rise for Black Lives Matter.

Parents and educators are concerned about Seattle's search for a new superintendent
PARENT VOICES


"High expectations position students to challenge themselves and achieve," says Shayla, a Highline Schools parent. 

"Freedom of education opens doors in the future," says Brandon, a Kent School District parent.

In Ready WA's new Parent Voices series, moms and dads like Shayla and Brandon share their thoughts about why high expectations matter and how they support their students' education experiences. 
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ROAD MAP PROJECT NETWORK

In the coming months, the Community Center for Education Results, in support of the Road Map Project, will start its next phase of family engagement work by hosting focus groups with local parents in order to understand 1) What type of communications and information do they need so they can best advocate for their children, and 2) What type of leadership training do they need to become parent advocates for our region's youth?  Please consider joining this work by submitting your proposal

OneAmerica is  hiring a Senior Education Program Manager to lead their education and policy strategy, a role that includes staffing the Road Map Project English Language Learners Work Group. 

St. Vincent de Paul is hiring a Youth & Family Case Manager to  administer referrals of clients who require assistance outside the scope of service provided by their neighborhood's parishes and may have been referred by other agencies.

SOAR is hiring a part-time Communications Coordinator to facilitate internal and external communications support through elevation of community voice and creative strategies. 
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

Here are a few ways you can take action to support the students of our region! If you have other resources, events, or opportunities to share, email jfeng@ccedresults.org.

Somali Parents Education Board leaders at their strategic plan unveiling last week.
The Somali Parents Education Board is still looking for new partners to support their advocacy work. Check out their new website for more information!

King County Housing Authority is seeking your input on regional efforts to improve school attendance.  What do you need to support attendance awareness in your community? What resources do you have to share? Complete this brief survey to be entered into a drawing for a $25 Target gift card. 

Do you have a story about overcoming barriers or getting reconnected to opportunities? Share it on Instagram and tag it #OYIMWORTHIT to get featured! 

Anti-racist curriculum should be taught year-round. Use the Black Lives Matter At School resource drive for great materials, lesson plans, and advocacy opportunities. 

The Road Map Project is a collective impact initiative to improve student achievement from cradle through college and career in seven King County, Washington school districts: Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, (South) Seattle, and Tukwila. 

Through multisector collaboration with more than 200 partners and individuals, the Road Map Project aims to eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps impacting students of color and low-income students by increasing equitable policies and practices in education systems by 2020 and for 70 percent of its region's youth to earn a college degree credential by 2030. 

The Community Center for Education Results (CCER) is a nonprofit created to staff and support the Road Map Project. CCER works alongside partner organizations and individuals to provide research, communications, strategy and operations support. 

Please email info@ccedresults.org with any questions or comments. 
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