Community Center for Education Results
Race to the Top – District Application
BERK managed development of the winning 2012 Race to the Top – District application, helping bring $40 million in federal grant funds to benefit our region’s most challenged students. The award will strengthen connections among pre-school providers and districts; support student learning in math and science; promote college and career readiness; increase access to online learning and counseling tools; and bolster data reporting capabilities.
Seven school districts – Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton and Tukwila – as well as the Puget Sound Educational Service District collaborated in the grant proposal as the Road Map District Consortium. BERK worked closely with administrative and union leaders from the districts, as well as regional education reform partners to develop the winning investment proposal focused on the region’s highest need students.