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olympics

The Daily Breeze — The 2nd North High Special Olympics event brings all students together for competition

April 24, 2018

This month students from Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy competed in the 50 meter dash, the 100 meter dash, and the 4×100 meter relay at the North Torrance Unified Track Meet with the Special Olympics.

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Veronica

Teaching at a Transformation School with Veronica Robinson

April 23, 2018

Ánimo Phillis Wheatley science teacher Veronica Robinson shares why it’s so important to her to be teaching at a transformation school.

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compassion

Edutopia– Alyssa Nucaro: The Value of Compassion in Teaching

April 23, 2018

Wooddale Middle School Special Education Teacher Alyssa Nucaro shares Four simple ways to model and promote compassion, which is especially important for students with adverse childhood experiences, in the edutopia blog.

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Yordy

Meet Yordy: A Transformed Attitude at a Transformation School

April 17, 2018

“In elementary school, I was not doing good. I never wanted to go to school,” said Yordy Estevez, an eighth grader at Kirby Middle School. ”But at Kirby, it’s different–it’s so fun to be here. I love coming to school.”

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Alexandre

Meet Alexandre Burrall, English Teacher at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley

April 13, 2018

Meet Alexandre Burrall, English Teacher at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School, one of our transformation schools.

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CT Day

Excel Students Flex Computational Thinking Skills at Their Annual CT Day

April 9, 2018

Each year, students and teachers at Excel Public Charter School celebrate and demonstrate mastery in their computational thinking (CT) skills at CT Day—a full day devoted to concepts such as algorithmic thinking, pattern recognition and experimentation. At this year’s CT Day, students rotated around to various stations that challenge and hone their CT skills.

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cristina

The Broad Center — Cristina de Jesus – An advocate for education

April 4, 2018

The Broad Center features Green Dot California CEO Cristina de Jesus on their blog.

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Lowe

Why This Artist Knew She Belonged in the Classroom

April 4, 2018

During her time at Green Dot, Stephanie Lowe, Ánimo College Preparatory Academy art teacher, has helped establish two Advanced Placement (AP) art programs and exposed students to museums and landmarks across California, and even across the world in a trip to Europe!

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parent

Parents at Excel Help Build the Family Feel

April 2, 2018

Two Excel Public Charter School parents, Office Coordinator Jessica Youmans and parent volunteer Jessica Berglund, share their experience with sending their students to a school that feels like a family.

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vision

What it Takes to Build a School Vision

April 2, 2018

Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School Principal Nate Geller has spent the past year working with staff, students, and families to reinvent school culture and build a new vision that can help them see the future they are building together.

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finalists

Announcing the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Finalists

March 28, 2018

Meet the finalists for the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards!

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run

Green Dot Teachers Union and Staff Host Second Scholarship Fundraiser

March 28, 2018

On a rainy Saturday morning, over 200 educators, administrators, union leaders, and community leaders laced up their running shoes to participate in the annual Race to College 5K Fun(d) Run.

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westside

How Ánimo Westside is Strengthening Parent and Community Relationships

March 23, 2018

Last month, Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School, off Manchester, brought together school leaders, parents, local service providers, and the broader community together to discuss desired change.

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dual enrollment

College is a Matter of ‘When,’ Not ‘If’ at Green Dot

March 21, 2018

Though more students in the United States are attending college after high school than ever before, as many as one in three first-year students don’t return after their freshman year. At Green Dot, we’re helping students build a vision for their life that includes completing college before they even step foot on campus their freshman year.

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Cristina

LA School Report–Emilio Pack and Cristina de Jesus: The only way forward is partnership

March 21, 2018

Green Dot California CEO Cristina de Jesus and Emilio Pack, CEO of STEM Prep Schools, share their perspective about what LAUSD should be looking for in the next superintendent.

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love

Local Memphis–Local Group Promotes Self-Love Amongst Teen Girls Across The Mid-South

March 16, 2018

The Beautiful Spirited Women group held their 2nd Annual Teen Girls Explosion Conference at Fairley High School over the weekend.

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magnet

How Destiny Middle School is Supporting Students Beyond Its Own Doors

March 15, 2018

At Destiny Middle School, we’re excited that over 20 students from the current eighth grade class have been accepted to local magnet programs.

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College

Middle Schoolers Take College Classes at Ánimo Ellen Ochoa

March 13, 2018

To truly prepare students for college, Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School has partnered with East Los Angeles College to offer its middle school students college courses.

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quinceanera

LA Times–HBO docu-series ’15: A Quinceañera Story’ showcases L.A. natives Ashley and Zoey, a boxer and a trans Latina

March 12, 2018

An ODLH student was featured in HBO’s docu-series about quinceañeras in Los Angeles.

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balloon

Follow Excel’s Computational Thinking Balloon Into Space

March 9, 2018

Last spring, Excel Public Charter School launched a weather balloon to an altitude of 112,000 feet to cap off the first-ever Computational Thinking Day.

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wellness

Ánimo Westside Students Win Funding for Wellness Program

March 6, 2018

Young women at Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School received seed funding to create social change at their school and within their community by launching Regular Girl Fitness.

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parent

How Ánimo Mae Jemison is Strengthening Parent Relationships

March 5, 2018

Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School works closely with parents to bridge the gap between students’ home and school lives. In addition to the traditional back-to-school nights and School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, Green Dot partners with United Parents and Students (UPAS) to offer a series of Parent Academy workshops.

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educators

Help Us Shine Light on Exceptional Educators

March 1, 2018

On May 5, 2018, Green Dot Public Schools will celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education.

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Hamilton

How Two Green Dot Students Wound Up on the Hamilton Stage

March 1, 2018

Last fall, over 50 students and a dozen chaperones from Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, Ánimo Venice Charter High School, and Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, traveled to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood to attend a special performance of the smash-hit musical Hamilton.

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