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SXSWedu

Green Dot Featured in 2017 SXSWedu Conference and Festival

December 1, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Green Dot Public Schools was selected to engage a broad community of educators and industry leaders at the next SXSWedu in Austin, TX!

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givingtuesday

Meet a Great American this #GivingTuesday

November 24, 2016

Your support on Tuesday, November 29th for #GivingTuesday can help put students on the path to college. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

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Destiny Middle School

Creating an Environment of High Expectations and Encouragement

November 22, 2016

“I hope that my students will leave my class with the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate the world around them,” Ms. Sinco states. It’s this unwavering commitment to her students and the Destiny Middle School community that’s helping to close historic opportunity gaps.

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United Parents and Students

United Parents and Students Assemble for Change

November 18, 2016

The third annual United Parents and Students Assembly elevated a future where students had safe and clean paths to school, where parents had jobs that paid a living wage, and higher education was more accessible to students.

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Karen Payne

Turning Neighbors Into Mentors

November 15, 2016

In the few short months since starting at Fairley High School in Memphis, TN, Ms. Payne has already begun finding ways to enhance the existing student opportunities, while introducing new ones.

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School Lottery

School Lottery Form: The Ticket to Your Child’s Future

November 10, 2016

In our network of schools, all means all — students with special needs, student who are learning English, students who need to catch up, and students who excel are all equally welcome to learn and grow at one of our excellent schools.

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black lives matter

Liberty and Justice for All

November 3, 2016

It is our collective responsibility and obligation to ensure we live in a country that values, preserves, and exalts the lives of black youth and adults, and that we have a true belief in the potential of all, not just a few.

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voter education

Election Day, the Green Dot Way

October 28, 2016

All year, Green Dot Public Schools’ Community Engagement team has been working with our students and their families as part of our Green Dot Votes Initiative. Through voter education and outreach, our Green Dot voters, both experienced and new, are more informed about the ballot measures that matter most to them.

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education innovations

Education Innovations Build Good Citizens

October 20, 2016

At Green Dot Public Schools, we see public charter schools as innovation factories, environments where there is the freedom to explore different ways of teaching and engaging students as well as the communities they serve.

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Seattle Middle School

Green Dot’s Seattle Washington Middle School has launched!

October 19, 2016

Green Dot Washington is proud to announce the launch of the Seattle Middle School and open enrollment process for Washington students. Members of the community advisory team and Green Dot leadership shared their hopes and dreams for the school and toured the grounds of the future site.

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Restorative Justice

Fostering Safe Communities Through Restorative Justice Practices

October 14, 2016

For far too long, and far too often, harsh discipline has been the de facto way schools have tried to maintain a safe environment. Removing students from the learning environment in order to issue consequences for negative behavior does not teach what to do when confronted with difficult choices, conflicts, or emotions, and instead, often results in future disciplinary action. Thankfully, this is changing.

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Destiny Middle School's teaching model is responsive to the needs of all students

Destiny in Year Two: Continuing the Hard Work to Make an Excellent School

October 6, 2016

Now in its second year, Destiny Middle School’s leaders, teacher team, and support staff are working tirelessly to build upon the success we saw in the first year. “We are working to be incredibly responsive to the needs of our students and building a consistent culture of academic achievement”, says Principal Kyna Williams.

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Meredith Davis

A New Captain for the Hillcrest Vikings

October 4, 2016

The public part of Green Dot Public Schools is what motivates Hillcrest High School’s Principal Meredith Davis and informs her approach to leadership: “We work with every single student that walks through our doors — we don’t turn children away. Regardless of where they live or what their zip code is, children deserve a high quality educational choice in their neighborhood.”

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Special Education

How We Serve All Students Is a Question of Our Values

September 30, 2016

We aim to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life — including students who need additional support. Our School Leaders, Special Education Program Administrators, School psychologist, Special Education Assistants, DIS Service Providers, Office Staff, Clinical Supervisors, and Curriculum Directors all work together to ensure that each of our students have access to the resources he or she needs.

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Green Dot Tennessee Students Are Graduating ready for College, Leadership and Life

September 22, 2016

It’s all about the students at Green Dot schools, and our Tennessee students are thriving. “I’m going to college. It wasn’t [always] a thing that was on my mind. When Green Dot came, they really stressed it. College, leadership and life. They put it in my mind that if you want to be successful, you have to go to college,” says one Fairley High School student.

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Summer Internship

Building a Next Generation Internship Program

September 22, 2016

Throughout the summer at the Green Dot Public Schools’ home office, there were a half-dozen new faces working at desks, attending meetings, and walking the hallways. They belonged to the students in Green Dot’s first-ever internship program.

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Sharon Gorsich

Soaring with the Eagles in Memphis, TN

September 20, 2016

Since starting her role as Assistant Principal at Wooddale Middle School, Sharon Gorsich has made strengthening the school’s connection to the neighborhood around it one of her chief priorities.

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Green Dot Network

Connecting High School Scientists Across the Green Dot Network

September 15, 2016

Key to what we do at Green Dot is provide our students with opportunities they might not be able to get elsewhere. And that involves all of our staff getting to know our students so they can identify where those opportunities might be.

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Kirby Middle School

A New Vision for Kirby Middle School

September 8, 2016

“I come from a strong family of educators who believe in teaching children, reaching children while working in communities to change their circumstances,” says Kirby Middle School Principal Deadre Ussery. For Principal Deadre Ussery, creating truly successful outcomes means more than just helping students thrive–it means lifting families and communities along the way.

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Labor Day

“A more Perfect Union” The Importance of Labor Day

September 1, 2016

As we reflect on the history and the meaning of Labor Day and rightly celebrate organized workers’ accomplishments, we must work to expand those to all in our nation, and to think and stand for the whole, seeing our country truly as “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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Back to School

Back to School 2016-2017: Looking Ahead to the New School Year

August 25, 2016

As the new school year kicks off, we have been bustling with many details on all of our Green Dot Public School campuses.

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Educators Have the Power to Change Outcomes for Students

August 19, 2016

Recently the New York Times published an editorial called “The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students”. In response, former LAUSD Board Chair and LAUSD Superintendent- both Green Dot Public Schools Board Members- offer their thoughts.

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immersive learning

Immersive Learning Takes Off at the Locke Jetspace

August 12, 2016

Too often, our learning spaces are isolated from the vitality of the surrounding community. Green Dot Public Schools’ commitment to students’ potential means providing an immersive, educational space where students, teachers, and professionals can meet and collaborate to develop real world skills and think in unconventional ways. The JetSpace is an example of such a space.

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Hopes and Dreams

#HopesAndDreams for the New School Year

August 8, 2016

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