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.
The 2014 Race to the Top Progress Report has been released. It highlights the consortium’s goals, accomplishments from the first year of Race to the Top implementation, and the vision for students to experience significant improvements along the entire education continuum, from cradle to college and career. For more information, please see the Progress Report.
The Executive Committee for the Road Map Region Race to the Top grant recently issued preliminary awards of $1 million in Investment Funds for Deep Dive 3: Investment Fund for Community- School Partnerships to districts participating in the consortium. The Deep Dive 3 Investment fund to establish community-school partnerships is one of the stand-out investment funds in the RTT-D grant proposal. This fund is unique as it is intended to impact student outcomes and reduce the achievement gap through innovative and replicable partnerships between schools and community-based organizations. Click here for more information.