On May 29, Puget Sound ESD hosted an informational meeting for Senator Patty Murray on the progress of the region’s Race to the Top work. Senator Murray, who provided a letter of support for the consortium during the grant application, specifically requested the meeting. Partners involved in the meeting included district representatives, the ESD, community organizations and the teacher’s association. The group shared large pieces of work regarding the PreK-3 system alignment, digital stem tools, and career and college pathways.
Senator Murray asked clarifying questions and was excited about the group’s projects calling them “innovative and a model for the nation.” Attendees agreed the meeting was productive and valuable for all in the room. The Senator requested continual updates as the work progresses.