Don't miss two upcoming events: the ERN meeting and "Paper Tigers"
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.
It's Hour of Code week!
Students across our region -- and across the entire world -- are participating in Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-11).
Coding is exciting for students and teaches important skills, such as problem solving, that are needed for our knowledge-based economy.
Have you ever seen a student light up when they realize they can write code? It's great, and more people should hear about the impact that learning to code has on students. If you are hosting an Hour of Code event or know students who participated, please share your stories with us by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos and/or video are welcome. Be sure to use the #hourofcode hashtag if you are posting on social media.
Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science that anyone can organize; it's designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. All materials and tutorials are available online atCode.orgin over 40 languages.
The CCER team participated in Hour of Code.
Next ERN meeting is in one week
The next Education Results Network meeting is Dec. 17! Anyone interested in improving education results in the Road Map Project region is welcome to join. There is no cost to attend, and appetizers and "mocktails" will be available during the networking portion of the meeting. Also, parking will be free in the Renton Pavilion's parking lot.
About the featured speakers: The featured speakers will be Arnold Chandler and Tia Martinez, leading national experts on place-based approaches to improving the well-being of boys and young men of color. Chandler and Martinez have worked in various local, state and national policy and research roles -- most recently at the Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at UC Berkeley Law School, where they focused on ending the school-to-prison pipeline and applying collaborative strategies to improve outcomes for males of color.
Overall, the meeting will have a focus on taking action for equity. Special thanks to Pacifica Law Group and The Raikes Foundation for sponsoring this ERN meeting. More info:
Education Results Network (ERN) meeting
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17
Renton Pavilion Event Center 233 Burnett Ave. S. Renton, WA 98057
"Paper Tigers" is a documentary about a Walla Walla alternative high school that reduced suspensions and expulsions by using a trauma-informed approach to school discipline. A screening of the movie is being hosted by The Seattle Times Education Lab, Seattle Jobs Initiative and the Road Map Project. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided and limited child care is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $5 each or $3 for groups of 6-10 people. Please join!
Screening of "Paper Tigers" documentary
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12
Foster High School 4242 South 144th St. Tukwila, WA 98168
As part of the formative evaluation of the Road Map Project, we are requesting your input. If you haven't already, please take 10 minutes to complete this survey from Education Northwest, the group conducting the evaluation.
The survey includes questions about your participation, your views on project goals and how the project has impacted the community. Your input is valuable and will be used to help target improvements across the Road Map Project.
All responses will be confidential. We will not share your individual answers with anyone. Data will only be reported in aggregated forms.
Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a raffle for one of three ($500, $300 and $200) DonorsChoose.org gift cards. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity through which you can directly support classroom projects and requests. Thank you for your input and your commitment to the Road Map region!