Auburn School District receives Road Map Region Race to the Top grant

The Auburn School District was recently awarded $222,365 as part of the Road Map Region Race to the Top grant. The funds will be used for classroom-level mentoring.

The executive committee for the Road Map Region Race to the Top grant recently issued preliminary awards of $1.2 million in Investment Funds for Project 3B (pre-K to third grade systems) to districts participating in the consortium. A total of $4 million will be awarded through Project 3B in three disbursements.

"The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness," said Project lead Martha Teigen. "Learning that takes place in the first years of life is crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which children learn successfully. We commend the Road Map districts for developing powerful PK-3rd grade systems with the community."

An independent panel was assembled to score the proposals and make recommendations to the Race to the Top executive committee. Award recommendations were made based on points received as well as other factors that impact the region such as return on investment and scalability.

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