Regional Commitments, Resources, and Results Help Students “Stay Strong”

The Puget Sound Coalition for College and Career Readiness, established in 2010, has worked diligently to provide a seamless K-16 transition for students. The Coalition recently finalized and signed a Compact that commits to regional change in K-12 and postsecondary education. The Compact represents an unprecedented commitment to regional collaboration to broaden access to postsecondary success.

Over $10 million of the $40 million federal Race to the Top grant is dedicated to these “Stay Strong” efforts. The Executive Committee for the Road Map Region Race to the Top recently issued preliminary awards of $1.5 million in Investment Funds for Project 8 (College and Career Readiness) as part of the second round of awards to the seven districts participating in the Consortium. For more information, please see the full press release.