Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) alum parent and Crosscut staff reporter, Knute Berger, recently wrote  “On ‘zealous’ parents and corrupt college admissions,” his comments on the college entrance scandal.

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Earlier this week, as news broke of the college admissions scandal—where wealthy parents were essentially paying large sums of money to secure spots for their children in top colleges—I thought to myself, “Yep, that’s not surprising.”   Having worked with some of the most prestigious independent schools in the country, I’ve met a lot of…

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You’ve probably heard that annual giving is pretty important to the PSCS community. But, what is most often misunderstood, is that we expect everyone in our community to contribute to our annual fundraising efforts, each year—board members (we already have 100% from this group), staff (we already have 100% from this group), and all our…

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As we move in to the second half of the school year I am finding myself wanting to reach out to our community more and more—and to our current students and parents, in particular. Why is this? It’s partly to let families know what’s going on at PSCS day to day, and partly for me…

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PSCS founder and director, Andy Smallman, will be the featured speaker on Awkin Calls (8/19, 9am), a weekly conference call that anyone from around the world can dial into. It is completely free, without any ads or solicitation. Each call features a unique theme and an inspiring guest speaker, with the simple hope of spreading…

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Laura Schroff, author of An Invisible Thread—a 2011 #1 New York Times and international best-seller—has just released her new book, Angels on Earth: Inspiring Stories of Fate, Friendship, and the Power of Connections, which features thirty stories that highlight the impact of kindness in the world. Last fall, PSCS founder and director, Andy Smallman, was…

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