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Category Archives: Blog

2014 Results Report shows a region ‘under construction’

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The 2014 Results Report was released earlier this month to a packed Education Results Network meeting. More than 300 people at that meeting – and many more since then – have received a copy, and we are working to distribute … Continue reading

Social media provides window into DiscoverU 2014

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This year, the second-annual DiscoverU was a full week – Oct. 13-17 – and people across all seven Road Map Project region school districts found unique and fun ways to help kids explore their college and career possibilities. DiscoverU is part of … Continue reading

The New Opportunity Youth Action Plan: Getting Serious About Second Chances

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By Nicole Yohalem, Director, Road Map Project Opportunity Youth Initiative Oct. 28, 2014 Opportunity Nation released their annual report card this month, and King County has outscored the state and nation in terms of opportunity for young people. Reason to … Continue reading

Parents reflect on Harvard Family Engagement Institute and the work ahead

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As part of the Road Map Project’s focus on parent engagement, a regional team attended the inaugural Harvard Family Engagement in Education Institute held in August 2014. The region’s 40-person group included parents, community-based organization leaders, teachers, principals, superintendents and … Continue reading

Back to School, but not back to “Business as Usual”

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Remember the big Road Map Project goal? The Road Map Project goal is to double the number of students in South King County and South Seattle who are on track to graduate from college or earn a career credential by … Continue reading

Let’s Read! campaign ramping up to reach more children

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It’s finally summertime, and efforts to engage children in literacy and learning activities are in full swing across the region! From YMCA day camps to summer meals programs to library community outreach efforts, organizations across our region are prioritizing the … Continue reading

Time to Find Your ‘Beast Mode’

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I hope all of you are off to a great new year and that you achieve your most important resolutions! This will be a big year for the Road Map Project. We are determined to hit our 2014 interim targets, … Continue reading

Opportunity Youth: Let’s Seize the Moment

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By Nicole Yohalem, Director, Road Map Project Opportunity Youth Initiative Oct. 22, 2013 Is this just new social policy jargon, or does the opportunity youth movement that is gaining momentum nationally represent a game-changing moment for young people in this … Continue reading

Guest blogger: Cultivating a Generation of Bilingual Students

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The following blog post is written by Roxana Norouzi, Education Policy Manager at OneAmerica, and staffer of the Road Map Project’s English Language Learner Work Group. Growing up as a first generation American, my parents didn’t always agree on what language … Continue reading

New Strategies for the New Season

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Education system leaders starting the new school year can learn a lot from Steve Sarkisian’s play book. Yes, I am talking about the new “hurry up” offense. The end of the season will show us its efficacy, as the team’s … Continue reading

Student Engagement and Motivation: This data provides unique insights into the ways students perceive themselves and their learning environments.