Latest Updates from Green Dot

Principal

Meet Principal Jasmia Fowler: ‘If Not You, Then Who?’

November 6, 2018

There is a mantra that Jasmia Fowler, new Principal at Ánimo College Preparatory Academy, lives by: ‘If not you, then who? If not now, then when?’

Read More >>
expanded learning

Expanded Learning: Supporting Students Beyond the Bell

November 2, 2018

At Green Dot Public Schools, learning doesn’t stop when the school bell rings. Expanded learning programs are an extension of the academic day.

Read More >>
college

Help Make College Access Possible For All

November 1, 2018

This year, across our network, each of our 30 schools is fundraising to help underwrite college tours or SAT/ACT prep for their students. Give today and make an impact on the lives of nearly 15,000 students in chronically underserved communities.

Read More >>
Language

Why You Can’t Just Teach Language With Worksheets

October 30, 2018

“My focus has been to have the students look at Spanish as a tool, an advantage, and an academic subject, instead of a class they have to take for a grade or a language they only speak at home with their families,” said Borlant-Guertler, Spanish teacher at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School

Read More >>
Seahawk

Seattle Seahawk Tyler Lockett Visits Destiny Middle School

October 26, 2018

This month, students at Destiny Middle School got a surprise visit from Seattle Seahawks star Tyler Lockett.

Read More >>
supreme court

Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Students and Families

October 25, 2018

Earlier today, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that charter schools are constitutional, and upheld lower court rulings that affirmed the laws that govern and fund charter schools.

Read More >>
Alumni

Keeping Students in College: Why Alumni Champions Are Vital

October 24, 2018

Our students are often the first in their families to attend college, and this added pressure alongside the difficulty of adjusting to the academic and social challenges of college life can be overwhelming for even the most resilient student.

Read More >>
soleo

Chad Soleo Appointed Interim CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National

October 15, 2018

As Green Dot Public Schools National continues its search for a new Chief Executive, the National Board of Directors voted this week to appoint Chad Soleo as Interim CEO effective November 1, 2018.

Read More >>
rvla

Celebrating a New Home for Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School

October 10, 2018

Last month, students at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy got a new school home. To celebrate the new building, RVLA students and staff, along with community partners, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and shared their thoughts on the importance of having high quality public school options in their neighborhood.

Read More >>
Locke Student

‘Not My Parents’ Locke’: Reflections from a Current Locke Student

October 9, 2018

I’ve heard people say, “Locke is a school meant for delinquents who will never amount to anything.” This statement couldn’t be further from the truth.

Read More >>
Principal

Green Dot Celebrates National Principals’ Month

October 8, 2018

At Green Dot we know that all great schools have a great leader at the helm. Families trust them with their student’s well-being and their academic journeys.

Read More >>
CORE

SBAC Results Show Green Dot Schools Achieve Breakthrough in Student Growth

October 5, 2018

Green Dot students in South LA students are achieving some of the best academic growth in the state, according to state test and academic growth models from CORE, a network of the 9 largest school districts across California.

Read More >>
learning curve

Announcing The Learning Curve: News and Views from Green Dot Leaders

October 4, 2018

Green Dot Public Schools is excited to announce The Learning Curve, a platform for sharing reflections and leading ideas on public education from Green Dot leaders.

Read More >>
renew

Five Green Dot Schools Up For Renewal Are All Re-authorized

September 28, 2018

Several schools across South LA were renewed this week by elected officials, helping keep more high quality public options to these historically underprivileged neighborhoods. Green Dot Public Schools’ network of Title I secondary schools had five schools under scrutiny this week–and all five were renewed!

Read More >>
computational

Tech-Based Teaching — Computational Conversations with Eli Sheldon

September 25, 2018

Tech-Based Teaching, a blog about ed tech, features an interview with Eli Sheldon, current tech teacher at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School.

Read More >>
shirts

Kirby Middle School Hosts Partner Celebration of 100,000 School Shirts Donated

September 19, 2018

While a school shirt might not seem like a large expense to some, it can create a barrier for some parents eager to enroll their student at a Green Dot school. That’s why we work with organizations like Agape North, who has donated school shirts to several of our schools in Tennessee as part of their program to give back.

Read More >>
Marco Petruzzi

Green Dot Public Schools CEO to Step Down after 12 Years

September 13, 2018

After 12 years of service, Green Dot Public Schools National Chief Executive Officer Marco Petruzzi says farewell and reflects on his journey with the organization.

Read More >>
playground

200 Community Volunteers Join Forces on Destiny’s Campus to Build a New Playground for SOAR Academy

September 12, 2018

This fall, volunteers from Keurig Dr. Pepper, Columbia Distributing, SOAR Academy and the community joined KaBOOM! at the Destiny Charter Middle School campus to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground for the students of SOAR Academy, which is now located on Destiny’s campus.

Read More >>
Robinson

A Colorful Competition at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School

September 10, 2018

When you enter into your freshman year at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, you are born into one of five houses: the Burgundy Lancers, Yellow Mustangs, Orange Monarchs, Purple Bruins, Green Royals, or the Pink Dodgers. Each spring, these houses compete in The Robinson Games, a school wide tournament that features trivia, strategy, and athletic games.

Read More >>
Escape

Students Escape Classroom to Build 21st Century Skills

September 5, 2018

Though automation and AI may occupy some jobs in the future, there are many things that robots can’t do as well as humans, like improvised creativity. We don’t know what the future will look like, but we know that learning how to work with people and learning how to solve complex problems will help us adapt to whatever comes our way.

Read More >>
Thank You

Students Say ‘Thank You’ to Staff and Educators

August 31, 2018

In this video, students from across the network have something to say to all of the leaders, staff, and teachers who prepare them for college, leadership, and life.

Read More >>
Summer

An Alumna’s Perspective on Green Dot’s Summer Institute for Business & Leadership for Women of Color

August 30, 2018

This year Green Dot hosted the Summer Institute for Business and Leadership (SIBL). SIBL was hosted at the University of Southern California (USC) and empowered young women of color to develop passion and purpose through building an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set.

Read More >>
leader

Strong Leaders Take the Helm at Green Dot Schools Across the Country

August 28, 2018

As we begin a new school year, Green Dot is proud to introduce a number of new school leaders. While not all are new faces at their schools, they are all new to the helm.

Read More >>
TVAAS

Three Green Dot Schools Achieve TVAAS Scores of 5 as 2018-19 School Year Commences

August 27, 2018

Three Green Dot schools – Bluff City High School, Kirby Middle School, and Wooddale Middle School – all achieved Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores of 5 as they opened in early August for the 2018-19 school year.

Read More >>

Follow us:

Green Dot Public Schools

1149 S. Hill St., Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: (323) 565-1600

blog@greendot.org

Stay Inspired

Subscribe to our weekly email to receive the latest news and stories from Green Dot students, families, and educators.

Thank You for Subscribing!

Share This