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Why third-grade reading mattters to Illiana​

DeLong Elementary School student Illiana's reading level soared after her teachers started an intensive after-school reading program. The district set third-grade reading as a priority goal across all elementary schools.​


Superintendent's Welcome message 2015-16

In her annual back-to-school video Tacoma Public Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno talks about the challenges and opportunities for the 2015/16 school year.
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Boze Elementary Innovative STEAM

Boze Elementary principal Aaron Wilkins and Chris Alejano, Director, Technology Access Foundations discuss their partnership, which brings new technology and a STEAM curriculum to Boze. For example, third graders are making their neighborhood traffic roundabout safer and more attractive while learning math, science, art and other disciplines.
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What my mentor means to me

Lamarion, a student at McCarver Elementary School, shares what his mentor, Rory Connally, vice president of BCRA, means to him. TPS launches a new mentoring program this year. 
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