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Education Lab Blog

Education Lab is a project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

October 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Awards to honor teamwork that gives students a greater shot at success

Do you know of schools and organizations that, working together, are raising students’ academic skills and spreading educational opportunities more equally across neighborhoods and schools?

The Road Map Project, which is working to increase college attendance rates in south Seattle and South King County, is accepting nominations for a new awards program that focuses on collaboration.

Rather than honor a single individual or organization, the group wants to highlight partnerships that are helping all students have the opportunity for a strong education, and closing the gap in achievement among students of different ethnic groups.

To be considered, all nominees must meet the five criteria below, as explained by the Road Map Project:

Must be advancing equity and social justice, and working to close the opportunity gap

Must be able to demonstrate positive results

Must be able to describe how collaborations or partnerships help the effort achieve the desired results

Must be working to improve at least one Road Map Project Indicator of Student Success. (The Road Map Project has dozens of indicators ranging from test scores to the number of families that read to their children daily.  A full list can be found on the website below.)

Must be geographically located in the Road Map Project region. (This, too, is described on the website).

Nominations are open from Sept. 26 through Nov. 1, with finalists to be announced in February.

For a nomination form and more information, see http://www.roadmapproject.org/get-involved/awards/

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