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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.



Happy summer!

We hope you're having a great July! Please scroll down for important updates from around the Road Map Project, including the upcoming DiscoverU week and exciting family engagement work. Thank you for everything you're doing for the region's students! 




Get ready for DiscoverU 2015!

Mark your calendars, DiscoverU is taking place Oct. 12-16, 2015! DiscoverU is an exciting week for students across Seattle and South King County to explore college and career options. Students of all ages, pre-K through college, will have the opportunity to think about how education can help them reach their dreams. During this week, students will learn about educators' college and career paths, see staff proudly sporting their college gear and participate in fun activities that encourage them to explore their futures. 


But DiscoverU isn't limited to schools! Everyone from colleges, businesses, community-based organizations, libraries, city governments, community members and families are invited to join DiscoverU and put college and career in the spotlight! To learn more about DiscoverU, visit


To support your participation, we will be posting new resources, sample lessons and posters to the DiscoverU educators webpage on the Road Map to College website in the fall. Visit to see DiscoverU materials from previous years.


In the meantime, here is how you can prepare for DiscoverU:


1. Mark your calendars and spread the word. Make sure you add DiscoverU to your organization's or institution's calendars and share the save-the-date.

2. Take the DiscoverU pledge! This year, we have created an online pledge for DiscoverU. Now you can pledge your school, organization or individual participation online and see who else is participating. To take the pledge, visit

3. Sign up for the DiscoverU newsletter. The DiscoverU newsletter will share information and resources, and highlight participating organizations in the weeks leading up to DiscoverU. You can join the listserv by taking the DiscoverU pledge or adding your email to the listserv here


Thank you for your participation in DiscoverU! If you have any questions, please email



120 participate in Kent Results Roundtable

Last month, the Kent Community Network Council collaborated with several community partners to plan and host a  second Results Roundtable data discussion. Results Roundtables are designed to put education data in the hands of the Road Map Project community. More than 120 people participated in the meeting , which focused on attendance, student discipline and college graduation data. Participants reviewed data together, held discussions and asked questions. The audience included students, community members, parents, school board members, city leaders and district staff, and translation services were available in four languages. Additionally, 10 students participated in a "fishbowl discussion" where they shared their reflections on the data. Kent Superintendent Dr. Calvin Watts and former interim Superintendent Dr. Tony Apostle were among the attendees.


Previous Results Roundtables have been held in Federal Way, Renton and Kent. CCER is providing technical assistance to those interested in planning, participating in or supporting a Results Roundtable. Please contact Carlina Brown-Banks at with questions.



Road Map Project delegation heading to Harvard for family engagement institute

A delegation from the Road Map Project region is heading to Harvard for the 2015 Harvard Family Engagement in Education Institute! This is the second year the Road Map Project has sent a delegation to the institute. The group has grown from 40 participants in 2014 to 68 in 2015 and includes parents, staff from community-based organizations, district leaders, school board directors, principals and educators. A pre-institute meeting was held in June to build connections among the delegation, identify goals for the trip and have Q&A with Dr. Karen Mapp from Harvard, the institute's lead organizer. During the July 21-24 institute, the delegation will learn from each other and national experts with the intention of taking action in our region. 


You can track the delegation's experience at the institute on social media by following the hashtag #RMPfamily. Please contact Carlina Brown-Banks at if you have questions.



Looking for more Road Map Project information?

There's a resource available for those interested in receiving more in-depth updates about the Road Map Project. The Road Map Traffic Report is an e-newsletter that provides detailed updates on Road Map Project work -- from cradle to college and career. You can view the most recent issue by clicking here

If you are interested in receiving the Road Map Traffic Report, please email