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Principal

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

Nov 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?’

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expanded learning

Expanded Learning: Supporting Students Beyond the Bell

Nov 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.

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college

Help Make College Access Possible For All

Nov 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.

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Language

Why You Can’t Just Teach Language With Worksheets

Oct 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

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Seahawk

Seattle Seahawk Tyler Lockett Visits Destiny Middle School

Oct 26, 2018

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

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supreme court

Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Students and Families

Oct 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.

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Alumni

Keeping Students in College: Why Alumni Champions Are Vital

Oct 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.

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soleo

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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rvla

Celebrating a New Home for Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School

Oct 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.

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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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renew

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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computational

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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shirts

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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