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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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The Power of Teacher-Parent Connections: Home Visits
Summer of 2019. My second year of teaching in South Korea quickly came to an end and before I knew it, I was on a plane to Seattle ready to continue my career at Impact Public Schools (IPS). During...
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Black Lives Matter - Virtual Community Circle
Dear Impact Community, including our families, faculty, funders & supporters:The horrific, senseless deaths of innocent Black men and women in America must stop. Our hearts break for the...
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Introducing Impact | Salish Sea Elementary's Founding Principal and Faculty
As we approach summer, the Impact team is hard at work preparing for an excellent launch to the 2020-21 school year. While COVID presents uncertainty, we are committed to ensuring that all scholars...
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Our “Why” Story - A Family’s Perspective
Our son Carlo is currently enrolled at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary in 2nd grade. Our experience at IPS has been one of quality education with a holistic approach to academics and...
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Impact Public Schools Honored With National “Above And Beyond” Award For Service To Students And Community During Pandemic
In celebration of National Charter Schools Week (NCSW), today, Impact Public Schools  joins a select group of 10 schools being recognized by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools as...
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Impact | Puget Sound Elementary’s Response to COVID-19
When emergencies happen in your life, you hope that you are prepared to protect the people most important to you. When you bring children into the world, that hope increases exponentially and...
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Three Rules for Schools
Note: All names in this story are pseudonyms to protect individual identities. It was my first day as a teacher. I didn’t know what to do as Edward stared back at me, his eyes conveying a mix...
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The Silver Lining of Virtual Learning
It’s true.  There is nothing like walking down the long hallway at Impact | PSE to Room 9, hearing “Are you ready? Are you ready? We’re always ready!” booming from classrooms,high fiving...
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Brave Solidarity: My Experience as a Teacher of Color
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