SEATTLE/SOUTH KING COUNTY – Nominations are now being accepted for the Road Map Project’s first-ever Awards Program, which will shine light on great efforts in South King County and South Seattle that are advancing equity and closing opportunity gaps from cradle to college and career. By elevating great work, this new Awards Program is designed to encourage the adoption and advancement of successful practices across the region.

The Road Map Project is a community-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 project takes a collaborative approach to increasing student achievement in the region. Similarly, the Awards Program’s collaborative focus makes it very different than most other award programs. Rather than honoring one individual or organization for the work they are doing, this Awards Program will recognize great work to increase student achievement being done through collaboration.

All nominated efforts must demonstrate how the work helps advance equity and close the opportunity gap. Additional eligibility guidelines can be found on the awards web page:

The efforts awarded will receive national and regional visibility and exposure through Road Map Project networks, as well as other potential awards.

How to nominate: Nominations are now being accepted online through a simple nomination form. The form only requires basic information and a brief description about the collaborative effort being nominated. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged. After the form is submitted, the nominated effort will have its eligibility verified and an interview or site visit will be scheduled to learn more about the work. This information will be passed along to the judging panel for scoring.

Here is the timeline for the Road Map Project Awards Program:

Nomination Submission Period – Sept. 26 to Nov. 1, 2013
Judging Period – Jan. 20 to Feb. 7, 2014
Finalists Announced – February 2014
Awards Event – March 2014

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