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‘The Man Who Dreams Big’ by Manuel Arugeta

Apr 24, 2018

Read the poem that won second place from all of our California middle schools by Manuel Argueta, a student at Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School.

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voices

Announcing the Winners of the First Ánimo Voices Writing Competition

Apr 24, 2018

Our first Ánimo Voices Writing Competition invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. Check out this year’s winners!

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Veronica

Teaching at a Transformation School with Veronica Robinson

Apr 23, 2018

Ánimo Phillis Wheatley science teacher Veronica Robinson shares why it’s so important to her to be teaching at a transformation school.

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compassion

Edutopia– Alyssa Nucaro: The Value of Compassion in Teaching

Apr 23, 2018

Wooddale Middle School Special Education Teacher Alyssa Nucaro shares Four simple ways to model and promote compassion, which is especially important for students with adverse childhood experiences, in the edutopia blog.

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‘Never Stop’ by Adrian Santana

Apr 21, 2018

Read the poem that won third place from all of our California high schools by Adrian Santana, a student at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School.

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‘Carlos Segovia’ by Isabel Jamileh Menéndez

Apr 20, 2018

Read the piece that won third place from all of our California middle schools by Isabel Menéndez, a student at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School.

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Yordy

Meet Yordy: A Transformed Attitude at a Transformation School

Apr 17, 2018

“In elementary school, I was not doing good. I never wanted to go to school,” said Yordy Estevez, an eighth grader at Kirby Middle School. ”But at Kirby, it’s different–it’s so fun to be here. I love coming to school.”

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Alexandre

Meet Alexandre Burrall, English Teacher at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley

Apr 13, 2018

Meet Alexandre Burrall, English Teacher at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School, one of our transformation schools.

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CT Day

Excel Students Flex Computational Thinking Skills at Their Annual CT Day

Apr 9, 2018

Each year, students and teachers at Excel Public Charter School celebrate and demonstrate mastery in their computational thinking (CT) skills at CT Day—a full day devoted to concepts such as algorithmic thinking, pattern recognition and experimentation. At this year’s CT Day, students rotated around to various stations that challenge and hone their CT skills.

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cristina

The Broad Center — Cristina de Jesus – An advocate for education

Apr 4, 2018

The Broad Center features Green Dot California CEO Cristina de Jesus on their blog.

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Lowe

Why This Artist Knew She Belonged in the Classroom

Apr 4, 2018

During her time at Green Dot, Stephanie Lowe, Ánimo College Preparatory Academy art teacher, has helped establish two Advanced Placement (AP) art programs and exposed students to museums and landmarks across California, and even across the world in a trip to Europe!

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parent

Parents at Excel Help Build the Family Feel

Apr 2, 2018

Two Excel Public Charter School parents, Office Coordinator Jessica Youmans and parent volunteer Jessica Berglund, share their experience with sending their students to a school that feels like a family.

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vision

What it Takes to Build a School Vision

Apr 2, 2018

Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School Principal Nate Geller has spent the past year working with staff, students, and families to reinvent school culture and build a new vision that can help them see the future they are building together.

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finalists

Announcing the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Finalists

Mar 28, 2018

Meet the finalists for the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards!

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run

Green Dot Teachers Union and Staff Host Second Scholarship Fundraiser

Mar 28, 2018

On a rainy Saturday morning, over 200 educators, administrators, union leaders, and community leaders laced up their running shoes to participate in the annual Race to College 5K Fun(d) Run.

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westside

How Ánimo Westside is Strengthening Parent and Community Relationships

Mar 23, 2018

Last month, Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School, off Manchester, brought together school leaders, parents, local service providers, and the broader community together to discuss desired change.

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dual enrollment

College is a Matter of ‘When,’ Not ‘If’ at Green Dot

Mar 21, 2018

Though more students in the United States are attending college after high school than ever before, as many as one in three first-year students don’t return after their freshman year. At Green Dot, we’re helping students build a vision for their life that includes completing college before they even step foot on campus their freshman year.

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Cristina

LA School Report–Emilio Pack and Cristina de Jesus: The only way forward is partnership

Mar 21, 2018

Green Dot California CEO Cristina de Jesus and Emilio Pack, CEO of STEM Prep Schools, share their perspective about what LAUSD should be looking for in the next superintendent.

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love

Local Memphis–Local Group Promotes Self-Love Amongst Teen Girls Across The Mid-South

Mar 16, 2018

The Beautiful Spirited Women group held their 2nd Annual Teen Girls Explosion Conference at Fairley High School over the weekend.

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magnet

How Destiny Middle School is Supporting Students Beyond Its Own Doors

Mar 15, 2018

At Destiny Middle School, we’re excited that over 20 students from the current eighth grade class have been accepted to local magnet programs.

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