The Road Map Project, an initiative of Seattle’s Community Center for Education Results (CCER), recently released its baseline report. Mary Jean Ryan, the Executive Director of CCER, took to posting on the Impatient Optimist, the official blog of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to share her excitement for the work and her thoughts on the report’s findings.
The report shows both the critical needs and bright spots regarding education in the region. “It shows both the sobering starting points and the project’s 2020 goals,” Ryan says in her post.
The Road Map Project started in 2010: “With no ‘silver bullet’ for improving education, communities can easily get paralyzed waiting for their state to act on their behalf,” Ryan says. Unwilling to wait, cross-sector community leaders gathered together to address the region’s educational achievement issues.
You can read Mary Jean Ryan’s full post here: Improving Education With Collective Action