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Impact is Growing! Two Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies Launch New Impact Schools
In 2017, our small but mighty staff of 20 were looking forward with joyful trepidation to launching our first school and welcoming founding families and scholars to Impact | Puget Sound Elementary....
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Our Brave Solidarity Journey
If you’re part of the Impact Public Schools community, you know about our core value of Brave Solidarity. As a founding member of the Impact team, I’ve been immersed in this work since 2018. I know...
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A Fully Inclusive Curriculum that Affirms all Identities
Although the United States has always had a diverse population, public school curricula are overwhelmingly built around a white, male perspective. Students are learning a whitewashed version of...
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We’re Making Our Professional Development Series Free and Open to All Educators
At Impact Public Schools, we’re always thinking beyond our own schools. A key part of our mission is sharing what we’ve learned with educators from public schools of all kinds—district and charter,...
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Grit, Tenacity, Tacoma: Introducing Impact | Commencement Bay Elementary
A journey that started with the community continues onward in togetherness with the community towards an audacious vision of closing the opportunity gap for Tacoma students. The culmination of...
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Bold Ambitions for All
I chose to join Impact because I believe that setting high expectations, coupled with joyful rigor, will ultimately ensure students are reaching their greatest potential. I am currently a Lead...
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Everyone Grows...Including Teachers!
Everyone Grows - one of Impact’s core values that shapes so much of what we do and who we are. The same amount of effort that goes into students growing goes into staff development. My experience...
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From Volunteer to Teacher Fellow: My Experience at Impact
I first learned about Impact as a school option for my daughter, Liyat. It was a new public charter school in my area and initially, I was skeptical. I didn’t know anything about charter schools or...
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School Choice: One Size Doesn't Fit All
My name is Caitlin Dietz, and I am proud to be a teacher at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary. I’ve worked in many different school systems not only in Washington state but also in Washington, D.C....
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The Family-School Connection
Growing up in the public school system, I have always witnessed a huge disconnect between families and the school. I remember recognizing it when I was as young as 6th grade. That disconnect is...
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