With racial equity at the center, educational stakeholders from across the region gathered together on August 3rd -4th. Together we worked to establish a shared understanding and personal connection to racial equity and authenticity in partnerships to better serve and support our communities, learned about innovative, best, and promising practices of authentic community-school partnerships, and identified next steps to challenge current practices in order to better serve students and families in the opportunity gap. Attendees overwhelmingly said that this institute helped to uncover new learning that can be applied to their own personal work as well as working within their programs, partnerships, and organizations.
Please see the School, Family and Community Partnerships page for more information.
Thirty successful education efforts throughout Seattle and South King County were recently honored at the 2016 Celebration of Success, an event co-hosted by Race to the Top and the Road Map Project! The event aimed to highlight important work being done to support racial equity, close the opportunity gap, and demonstrate promising results for low-income students, children of color and students who have historically been disadvantaged. For more information, please see the blog post by Tony Gomez of KCTS-TV, one of the event’s media sponsors.
We’re excited to share that the 2016 Universal Kindergarten Registration Campaign will soon kick off across all seven Road Map districts. The common Kindergarten registration aims to encourage families to register their incoming Kindergarten students beginning as soon as the Tuesday after MLK Monday. (Registering in winter or spring allows families to get connected to various high-quality early learning opportunities they can engage in before Kindergarten to ensure they enter the school year ready for success.) All seven districts offer some type of programming for kids and families such as Play & Learn groups, Jumpstart, and Ready for K!, all of which can increase school readiness for kids and strengthen parent-to-parent and school-to-family relationships.
To find out more, please contact PreK-3rd Grade Systems lead Mary Waldron, or see related registration tools.