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Power

How Organized Parents and Students Empower Communities

Apr 20, 2017

In education, poverty is still the principal indicator of quality — where working class families can ask for change, but, without power, they cannot demand it. United Parents and Students, an affiliate of Green Dot Public Schools National, is working to change that.

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Gold Ribbon

California’s Gold Ribbon Awarded to Three Green Dot Schools

Apr 18, 2017

Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership were awarded California’s highest educational honor, a Gold Ribbon School Award. They join Ánimo Pat Brown, who received a Gold Ribbon Award in 2015.

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Teen Adventure Challenge

Adventures Outside the Classroom: Green Dot Teens Are Up to the Challenge

Apr 13, 2017

This spring eight teams of Green Dot students and school staff conquered a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure that tested their endurance, strength and teamwork.

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Spotlighting a Future Leader of Green Dot Seattle Middle School

Apr 12, 2017

Ms. Myra McCormick will serve Green Dot Seattle Middle School as Assistant Principal in its founding year after completing the Green Dot Administrator In Residence program.

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reimagining rigor

Reimagining Rigor through the Arts at Ánimo Venice

Apr 6, 2017

Art is more than a series of classes at Ánimo Venice, it is a program that offers a gateway to the human experience, an opportunity for authentic learning to teach students about themselves in relationship to the world around them.

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trump

USA Today: Mr. Trump, Don’t boost our budgets while cutting education

Mar 28, 2017

USA Today: “In the “skinny budget” that the White House released this month, President Trump offered $168 million in new funds for charter schools. As public charter school operators, we appreciate the proposed investment in new schools like ours.”

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Golden Dot Awards

And the Fifth Annual Golden Dot Award Winners Are…

Mar 27, 2017

The Golden Dot Awards highlighted educators and staff who demonstrate exceptional teaching, school leadership and support for our schools.

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theater

What August Wilson, Denzel Washington and Ánimo Leadership Students Have in Common

Mar 23, 2017

This semester, drama students at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School were chosen by the Center Theatre Group to participate in an August Wilson residency, created to advance students’ development as scholars and artists. Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, whose work included Fences, which was adapted for the screen by Denzel Washington and nominated for four Academy Awards this year.

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bullying

Women of Color Combat Bullying in Watts

Mar 17, 2017

Motivated by personal experiences and hard work, Women of Color is working to make their community better by bringing awareness to the impact of bullying.

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Literacy

Literacy Leaps Ahead at Kirby

Mar 14, 2017

“We don’t always know where students are coming from, they may or may not have the same background as us, but it’s our job to understand them.” – Monifa Roberts Monifa Roberts is a Literacy Enrichment Teacher at Kirby Middle School in Memphis, TN. Though a veteran public educator with over a decade of teaching experience,…

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School Leadership

AIR Program Cultivates Compassion in School Leadership

Mar 13, 2017

The leaders at Ánimo Inglewood take personal responsibility for the communities in which they work. They are sympathetic to the needs of others and put their whole hearts into every one of their tasks to support their community with a smile.

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Green Dot Ambassador

Green Dot Ambassadors Connect Students to the Arts

Mar 9, 2017

Exposure to great arts institutions have the potential to change and inspire life trajectories – encouraging students, whose access is too often constrained, to aspire alongside historic artists.

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STEM Students

STEM Students Shoot for the Moon and Build the Robots to Get There

Mar 2, 2017

If science is the key to our future, we’ve learned that applied learning can unlock student passion. With renewed interest in astronomy and space exploration, who better for students to learn from than one of the world’s leading authorities on space Dr. Charles Elachi.

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student government

How Student Government Supports Intentional Student Leadership in South LA

Feb 23, 2017

Student government is not taken lightly at Green Dot Schools — students are well aware that upon accepting a leadership role they will be held to a higher standard, but this only fuels their passion.

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community southeast seattle

Community Helps Shape Future Public Middle School in Southeast Seattle

Feb 21, 2017

Before Green Dot’s Southeast Seattle Middle School opens the doors, we’ll have spent nearly two years listening and gathering feedback from the residents and organizations that make this area one of the most diverse and thriving communities in the state.

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golden dot awards

Honoring Excellence at The Fifth Annual Golden Dot Awards

Feb 16, 2017

Join us Saturday evening, March 18th to celebrate Green Dot Public Schools educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education at the Golden Dot Awards.

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urban scholars

Young Men Thriving in Urban Scholars Program

Feb 10, 2017

At Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy, math teacher Damon Rutledge created the Urban Scholars program, a specialized program designed to provide African American male students the resources to thrive at school. The program is especially focused on connecting students with positive male role models in the community.

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Adelante Teacher Credential

Accelerating New Teachers in a Changing Profession

Feb 2, 2017

At Green Dot Public Schools, we’ve been thinking about how to support and foster passionate, dedicated, and effective teachers since our founding more than 15 years ago. It’s what’s behind our Adelante Teacher Credentialing Program.

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Hidden Figures

Young Women in STEM Reach for and Mingle with the Stars

Jan 26, 2017

More than ever there is a need for diverse minds whose unique backgrounds will allow America to continue to innovate and make vital scientific advancements similar to the efforts of the women in Hidden Figures.

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Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves: Nurturing a Positive and Compassionate School Culture

Jan 19, 2017

“Our partnership with Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) helps students understand how they and others make choices, good or bad, and how these choices affect our history,” says Ánimo Jackie Robinson Principal, Kristen Botello. The integrated FHAO curriculum fosters an ethical school culture so students can effectively build and maintain positive relationships for themselves.

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