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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/
About the authors
Katherine Long has been a reporter for The Seattle Times since 1990, focusing for the past three years on higher ed, with stories that have ranged from the complexities of prepaid tuition programs to nontraditional ways to earn a degree.
Claudia Rowe joined The Seattle Times’ reporting staff in 2013. She has written about education for The New York Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, among other publications.
Mike Siegel has been a news photographer at the Seattle Times since 1987. His photography was used in a series titled "Methadone and the Politics of Pain," which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for investigative reporting.
Janet Horne Henderson is The Times’ education editor. She has directed award-winning stories and projects examining race, immigration, religion and health, in addition to education
Caitlin Moran is community engagement editor for Education Lab. Her role is to help foster constructive dialogue online and in person
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