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Chad Soleo Appointed Interim CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National

Oct 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.

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Locke Student

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

Oct 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.

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Principal

Green Dot Celebrates National Principals’ Month

Oct 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.

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CORE

SBAC Results Show Green Dot Schools Achieve Breakthrough in Student Growth

Oct 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.

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learning curve

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

Oct 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.

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

Sep 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!

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Tech-Based Teaching — Computational Conversations with Eli Sheldon

Sep 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.

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

Sep 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.

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Marco Petruzzi

Green Dot Public Schools CEO to Step Down after 12 Years

Sep 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.

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playground

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

Sep 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.

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Robinson

A Colorful Competition at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School

Sep 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.

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Escape

Students Escape Classroom to Build 21st Century Skills

Sep 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.

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Thank You

Students Say ‘Thank You’ to Staff and Educators

Aug 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.

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Summer

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

Aug 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.

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leader

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

Aug 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.

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TVAAS

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

Aug 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.

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Send Us to SXSWedu 2019: Vote Now for Green Dot’s Panel Submissions

Aug 21, 2018

Green Dot has submitted four panels for the SXSWedu 2019 conference and we need your help to make sure our panels get chosen! Create an account with SXSW and vote for Green Dot’s panels.

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Ánimo Compton

New Year, New School! Doors are Open at Ánimo Compton

Aug 15, 2018

This month, Green Dot’s newest school in California, Ánimo Compton Charter School opened its doors to smiling faces and eager minds at the Vanguard Learning Center in Compton. Ánimo Compton is Green Dot California’s first school to serve sixth through twelfth grade students.

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Food

Families Advocate for Better Food Quality in our Communities

Aug 8, 2018

“For far too long having fast food restaurants on every corner has taken a toll on the health of our communities,” said Keisha Mitchell, a United Parents & Students leader. In many underserved neighborhoods there is a higher likelihood of residents finding multiple fast food chains than wholesome grocery stores.

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Graduates

Daily Breeze — Local High School Graduates Land Prestigious Scholarships

Aug 6, 2018

Vanessa Felix, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumna will have an extra $10,000 to fund her plans for higher education after being selected for the Milken Scholars 2018 Scholarship Program.

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