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Road Map Project in the News

What Black students need to succeed

December 8, 2017 — King5

Latest scorecard shows Seattle schools’ equity problems persist

November 15, 2017 — The Seattle Times

A close look at black students in South King County reveals rich diversity, and desire for better education

November 13, 2017 — The Seattle Times

New Report Examines Needs Of Black Students In South King County Public Schools

November 10, 2017  — KNKX

Those looking to land Amazon’s HQ2 should take a look inside HQ1: Tour the new campus

October 31, 2017 — Puget Sound Business Journal

Tuesday hearing may hold clues to whether Supreme Court thinks school-funding case closed

October 23, 2017 — The Seattle Times

Celebrating the power of bilingualism with OneAmerica

October 5, 2017 — The International Examiner

McCleary roundup: Inslee pressures lawmakers as budget talks near the brink — again

June 16, 2017 — The Seattle Times

Closing the opportunity gap together

June 1, 2017 — Social Venture Partners (SVP)

King County’s growth complicates the college equation for poor kids

April 4, 2017 — KUOW

Road Map Project raises goal but extends deadline for getting more students through college

March 30, 2017 — The Seattle Times

New grant boosts parent involvement, student literacy in three Kent schools

November 30, 2016 — The Seattle Times

CEOs join effort to help students learn about careers

October 11, 2016 – The Seattle Times

Conversations with Experienced Backbone Leaders: Road Map Project

July 19, 2016 – Collective Impact Forum

KCTS 9: The Road Map Project

June 14, 2016 – KCTS 9

No diploma? No job? A team of educators, outreach workers and one former NFL player want to help

April 15, 2016 – The Seattle Times

The Road Map to post-secondary success in Greater Seattle

Feb. 24, 2016 – The Avenue/Brookings Institution

You’re having an impact

Feb. 16, 2016 – University of Washington Office of the President

Local school districts make gains in graduation rates, new report shows
Feb. 13, 2016 – The Kent Reporter

Graduation rates on rise in the seven districts of the Road Map Project
Feb. 10, 2016 – The Seattle Times

Full time beats part time in study of community-college success
Jan. 13, 2016 – The Seattle Times

Road Stories: What I learned visiting our partners in 2015
Dec. 16, 2015 – Impatient Optimists

After watching a film about trauma’s effect on students with 200 people, this is what we learned
Dec. 15, 2015 – The Seattle Times

Hometown Heros
December 2015 – Delta Sky Magazine

Four Ways Collective Impact Partnerships Can Impact Public Policy
Nov. 30. 2015 – Striving for Change

Surprising study may lead to better English-language instruction
Oct. 14, 2015 – The Seattle Times

Advocating for College Access in the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Region
Aug. 27, 2015 – StriveTogether Blog

Four Years to English Proficiency
Aug. 10, 2015 – Language Magazine

How Long Does It Take ELLs to Develop English Proficiency?
Aug. 7, 2015 – Education Week

Lessons on school-family relations: Dozens of local parents go to Harvard for ideas
Aug. 5, 2015 – The Seattle Times

Large West Coast School Districts Pave the Way for State and National Graduation Rate Success
June 27, 2015 – America’s Promise Alliance

Hundreds of bilingual graduates earn new state seal proving their language skills
June 26, 2015 – The Seattle Times

Seattle and San Francisco Tap Into the Power of a Good Idea: Aligning PreK to 3rd Grade
June 25, 2015 – Thrive Washington Blog

Time to provide all newcomers equal education access
June 18, 2015 – The Seattle Times

3 Steps for Advancing Equity through Collective Impact
April 15, 2015 – Collective Impact Forum

Educational Inequity Still Prevalent in Greater Seattle
March 26, 2015 – The Seattle Foundation Blog

Road Map Project: Pre-K improving, but demand still outweighs supply
March 6, 2015 – The Seattle Times

College Bound Advocacy Day
Feb. 19, 2015 – Sen. David Frockt’s Blog

Regional education report shows progress but major challenges remain
Feb. 12, 2015 – The Auburn Reporter

Promising Results: Washington’s Road to College
Feb. 12, 2015 – HomeRoom, U.S. Department of Education blog

How South King County’s Schools Are Doing: Report Highlights Highs And Lows
Feb. 11. 2015 – KPLU

Seattle-Area Project Tackles Rising Suburban Poverty and the Early Education Deficit
Feb. 11, 2015 – Thrive by Five’s Birth to Thrive blog

Dream Project inspired by Gates Foundation to dream bigger
Feb. 4, 2015 – The Daily

Kindergarten registration now underway in Federal Way
Feb. 4, 2015 – The Federal Way Mirror

Editorial: Too many inequities persist in King County
Jan. 1, 2015 – The Seattle Times

New education coalition supports cradle-through-college state investments
Dec. 15, 2014 – The Highline Times

5 ways collective impact partnerships can advance equity
Dec. 2, 2014 – Living Cities Blog

Solutions in Seattle: A partnership has helped The Seattle Times rethink its education coverage
Nov. 18, 2014 – Neiman Lab

Building Bilingual Pride Through Credits for Proficiency
Oct. 22, 2014 – Education Northwest

‘Discover U’ helps students explore college, career opportunities
Oct. 17, 2014 – KING 5

Progress abounds as we welcome a new school year
Sept. 4, 2014 – The Auburn Reporter

South King County STEM Network awarded 0,000 grant to fuel innovation in science, math education
Sept. 1, 2014 – Runta Somali News

South King County STEM Network awarded 0,000 grant
Aug. 28, 2014 – The Auburn Reporter

Bring on the kids after busy summer
Aug. 18, 2014 – The Tukwila Reporter

All of Tukwila’s 176 eligible eighth graders sign up for college scholarship
July 11, 2014 – The Tukwila Reporter

Record Number Of King Co. Teens Pledging To Good Grades, Behavior For Free College Deal
July 8, 2014 – KPLU

The Road Map Project: Regional Innovation for Student Success
July 7, 2014 – Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

Guest: In pursuit of a stronger model for parent engagement
July 1, 2014 – The Seattle Times

Engaging parents, community to map student success in South King County
July 1, 2014 – University of Washington

Seattle’s tech boom isn’t just for rich kids: 3 programs reinvigorating STEM education
June 11, 2014 – Crosscut.com

Suburban Poverty: A Year of Lessons
May 20, 2014 – Confronting Suburban Poverty in America Blog

Cities Advance Their Fight Against Rising Inequality
April 6, 2014 – The New York Times

Parent Academy for Student Achievement Receives Special Recognition Award from the Road Map Project
March 17, 2014 – Kent School District

College Bound Scholarship showing great promise in helping low-income students pursue higher education
March 10, 2014 The Ballard News-Tribune

Kent School District programs selected as finalists for Road Map awards
March 8, 2014 The Maple Valley Reporter

Auburn School District Wins Top Road Map Award
March 6, 2014 Auburn School District

Federal Way Public Schools Earns Two Road Map Project Awards
March 6, 2014 – Federal Way Public Schools

Tukwila wins Road Map Award for World Language Credit Program
March 6, 2014 Tukwila School District

Tukwila School District recognized for foreign-language credit program
March 6, 2014 The Tukwila reporter

Multilingual Education Award Goes to OneAmerica
March 5, 2014 OneAmerica Newsletter

Auburn School District captures top honor in Road Map Project Awards Program
March 5, 2014 The Auburn Reporter

Federal Way school district recognized for removing college barriers, engaging parents
March 5, 2014 The Federal Way Mirror

In the category of Best Education Efforts, the winners are….
March 5, 2014 The Seattle Times

Federal Way Public Schools Named a Finalist in Road Map Project Awards
March 3, 2014 Federal Way Public Schools blog

Auburn, Kent school districts among 21 finalists announced for Road Map Project awards program
Feb. 20, 2014 The Auburn Reporter

Ed Lab’s Road (Map) show
Feb. 9, 2014 Solutions Journalism Network

Power of parents: Event hosted by Education Lab and Road Map fosters ideas on engagement
Feb. 7, 2014 The Seattle Times

 Many parents feel they have little say in school decisions, poll finds
Jan. 31, 2014 The Seattle Times

Report: More than Half of WA Fourth-Graders Struggle with Reading
Jan. 29, 2014 Public News Service

Education Matters: The Road Map to Success
Dec. 23, 2013 ParentMap

The good, bad and ugly in South King County schools
Dec. 13, 2013 The Seattle Times

Education report shows region making progress but more work lies ahead
Dec. 12, 2013 The Kent Reporter

South King County’s Road Map Project is a national anti-poverty model
Nov. 18, 2013 The Seattle Times

In Seattle’s Suburbs, a Region-Wide Commitment to Preparing Tomorrow’s Global Workforce
Nov. 14, 2013 – Confronting Suburban Poverty in America blog

Awards to honor teamwork that gives students a greater shot at success
Oct. 25, 2013 The Seattle Times

Education Matters: Other People’s Children – College Bound
Oct. 21, 2013 ParentMap blog

Road Map to College campaign provides year-round support to high school seniors
Oct. 17, 2013 The Auburn Reporter

Starbucks to host DiscoverU dialogue today
Oct. 16, 2013 Seattle City Living

Discover U Day: Unique effort getting students into college
Oct. 16, 2013 KING 5

Nominations being accepted for Road Map Project Awards Program
Oct. 1, 2013 The Auburn Reporter

Inaugural DiscoverU day puts spotlight on students’ futures
Sept. 27, 2013 The Auburn Reporter

Poverty’s New Home
Aug. 8, 2013 Stanford Social Innovation Review blog

Washington Races Forward In First Year of its Early Learning Challenge Grant
Aug. 13, 2013 New America Foundation

Let’s Read! campaign encouraging families, children to read together every day
July 16, 2013 Mercer Island Reporter

Rising Poverty in the Suburbs of South King County
June 27, 2013 The Stranger

Suburban poverty reflects new demographics in King County
June 26, 2013 The Federal Way Mirror

Guest editorial: Seattle’s economic growth masks losses in homegrown population
June 22, 2013 The Seattle Times

Seattle/South King County Hit 90% In College Bound Scholarship Sign-up Effort
June 21, 2013 The Seattle Medium

Region hits 90 percent in College Bound Scholarship sign-up effort
June 20, 2013 The Auburn Reporter

Deadline nearing for College Bound Scholarship; region at 85% sign-up rate
June 10, 2013 The Auburn Reporter

Renton students can still sign up for College Bound Scholarship
June 10, 2013 The Renton Reporter

As Poverty Grows In the Nation’s Suburbs King County Educators Work on New Solutions
May 20, 2013 Thrive by Five’s Birth to Thrive blog

Guest editorial: Building a community to close the education achievement gap
May 19, 2013 The Seattle Times

Poverty hits home in local suburbs like S. King County
May 19, 2013 The Seattle Times

KBAC plans Juneteenth celebration
May 2, 2013 Auburn Reporter

Univision video about 2013 Parent Forum
April 29, 2013 Univision Seattle

750 parents attend first regional Parent Forum in Tukwila
April 22, 2013 – The Highline Times

750 parents attend inaugural Road Map Region Parent Forum
April 22, 2013 – Kent Reporter

Tukwila event aims to bolster student achievement
April 20, 2013 – The Seattle Times

The Transformational Power of Data
April 2, 2013 Huffington Post Impact

Policy Advocacy as a Tool for Change
March 13, 2013 FSG Collective Impact Blog

Click here to watch Q13’s coverage of the region’s $40 Race to the Top win (WMV file).

Click here to watch Q13’s coverage of the 2012 Results Report.

Click here to watch KIRO 7’s coverage of the region’s $40 million Race to the Top win.

Editorial: King County school districts win million Race to the Top grant
Dec. 11, 2012 – The Seattle Times

Seattle, South End schools win race for million
Dec. 11, 2012 – The Seattle Times

Editorial: Race to the Top grant in King County is a win for innovation in education
Dec. 12, 2012 – The Seattle Times

‘Exciting times are ahead’: Superintendent on federal grant announcement
Dec. 12, 2012 – White Center Now blog

Washington Wins Another Race to the Top That Will Help Early Learning
Dec. 12, 2012 – Thrive by Five’s Birth to Thrive blog

Seven Seattle-Area School Districts Win M Race To The Top Grant
Dec. 11, 2012 – KUOW

King County school districts bag M federal grant
Dec. 11, 2012 – KPLU

 King County schools win million in Race to the Top support
Dec. 11, 2012 – KING 5

Federal Way schools get piece of project’s million grant
Dec. 11, 2012 – Federal Way Mirror

Arne Duncan Picks 16 Race to Top District Winners
Dec. 11, 2012 – Education Week’s Politics K-12 blog

Editorial: … we must continue to Race to the Top
December 2, 2012 – The Seattle Times

Editorial: South King County schools map a course to the top
November 5, 2012 – The Seattle Times

 7 King County school districts join in applying for million federal grant
November 2, 2012 – The Seattle Times

Op-ed: Band together to improve education in Washington state
Sept. 23, 2012 – The Seattle Times

In Kent, the path to college begins in elementary school…»
Sept. 22, 2012 – The Seattle Times

Dr. Jill Sells, executive director of Reach Out and Read Washington, talks about the Road Map Project during an interview on King 5…»
Sept. 17, 2012 – New Day Northwest

Highline School District Teaming Up with others in M ‘Race to the Top’ Grant…»
September 1, 2012 – West Seattle Herald

School districts from across the country will compete in the Race to the Top-District Competition…»
August 31, 2012 – League of Education Voters

Highline School District Teaming Up with others in M ‘Race to the Top’ Grant…»
August 31, 2012 – White Center Blog

Highline School District Teaming Up with others in M ‘Race to the Top’ Grant…»
August 31, 2012 – B-Town Blog

Renton School Board endorses Road Map Project…»
August 30, 2012 – Renton Reporter

Road Map Project unveils new website…»
August 20, 2012 – Auburn Reporter

Que no se atrasen…»
August 10, 2012 – La Raza NW

Tukwila School Board supports Road Map Project’s achievement goal…»
July 12, 2012 – Tukwila Reporter

School board passes resolution supporting Road Map Project goal…»
July 12, 2012 – Tukwila KOMO

Kent among those in the region named All-America Cities…»
July 5, 2012 – Kent Reporter

Auburn among those in the region named All-America Cities…»
July 5, 2012 – Auburn Reporter

South King cities make All-America list…»
July 5, 2012 – Business Examiner

Federal Way School Board Passes Resolution Supporting Road Map Project Goal…»
July 3, 2012 – The Seattle Medium

Burien One of 7 South King County Towns Named ‘All-America Cities’…»
July 3, 2012 – B-Town Blog

Collaboration to improve reading brings award to 8 local cities…»
July 2, 2012 – The Seattle Times

Eligible 8th graders in south King County urged to apply for scholarship…»
April 13, 2012 – Auburn Komo

Obstacles to higher ed extra costly for the poor…» (pdf file)
March 16, 2012 – Puget Sound Business Journal

Gates campaign recap: 0K donated, 2,000 local teachers helped…»
February 17, 2012 – The Seattle Times

Targeting an Achievement Gap in One of the Country’s Most Educated Metros…»
January 19, 2012 – The Atlantic

One region’s cradle-to-college approach…»
January 12, 2012 – The Seattle Times

College Goal Sunday Washington event comes to Auburn…»
January 6, 2012 – Auburn Reporter

Project Road Map calls for stronger education systems in South King County…»
December 30, 2011 – Renton & Kent Reporter

Auburn takes steps in Road Map Project…»
December 21, 2011 – Auburn Reporter

Road Map Project Report highlights urgent need to imporve education—cradle to college and career…»
December 14, 2011 – The Highline TImes

Student achievement in ‘troubling state’…»
December 14, 2011 – Federal Way Mirror

Connecting the Dots: Is Your Community “Program Rich, System Poor”?…»
October 31, 2011 – Ken Thompson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog

Visit a Starbucks, help local students…»
October 4, 2011 – Renton Reporter

Mary Jean Ryan featured on King 5 Education Nation Series (VIDEO)…»
September 28, 2011 – King 5 News Education Nation

Education Leaders Reexamine Strategies To Improve Seattle Schools…»
July 7, 2011 – International Examiner

Good schools should be part of Seattle’s density agenda…»
July 6, 2011 – Crosscut

An ambitious new effort to improve south end schools…»June 30, 2011 – Crosscut

Road Map project to assist High Point, White Center students…»
December 11, 2010 – The West Seattle Herald

Double College-Ready Grads In South King County By 2020…»
December 10, 2010 – KUOW News

Federal Way takes part in regional education ‘road map’…»
December 10, 2010 – Federal Way Mirror

New push to help South King County students succeed…»
December 9, 2010 – KPLU News

‘Road Map’ project aims to fix shortcomings in schools…»
December 9, 2010 – Seattle PI

Communities Stepping up…»
December 9, 2010 – The Education and Community Blog

Regional effort launched to increase student achievement in Highline, Tukwila and other south county…»
December 9, 2010 – The Highline Times, Des Moines News, Federal Way News

Road Map for Education Results seeks to help students succeed…»
December 9, 2010 – Seattle Times

Community-based effort under way to improve student achievement in local schools…»
December 8, 2010 – Renton Reported

A Harlem model for Seattle students…»
November 14, 2010 – The Seattle Times

The challenge of Seattle’s emerging society…»
May 29, 2010 – The Seattle Times