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Education Support Professionals

Happy Education Support Professionals Week!

May 21, 2017

This week is Education Support Professionals Week in California. Green Dot would like to thank our campus security officers, parent coordinators, office assistants, school operations managers and instructional aides for the amazing work they do for our students.

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Mars

With the Help of Nasa, Green Dot Students Visit Mars

May 18, 2017

Earlier this month, courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy were transported to another planet: Mars. Three designers and engineers from JPL visited Locke to speak with students as part of its JetSpace Talks series.

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Race to College

Creating Scholarship Opportunities at Green Dot’s First 5K

May 17, 2017

This spring, the teachers union representing our teachers in California, Asociación de Maestros Unidos, and Green Dot worked together to host the First Annual Race to College 5K Fun(d) Run.

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Bluff City

Welcoming a New Green Dot High School in Hickory Hill

May 15, 2017

Green Dot is excited to announce a high quality high school option for students throughout South Memphis: Bluff City High School is set to open its doors for the first time in August 2017.

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Book

Locke Students Reflect on South LA’s History and Write a New Chapter…in Their Own Book

May 9, 2017

Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy are soon-to-be published authors. Locke was selected by 826LA to participate in their annual Young Authors Book Project. Their book, When the Moon is Up, will be available for purchase on May 19th, 2017.

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Tiana Diggs

Tiana Diggs: The Fulfillment of a Promise

May 9, 2017

I was a first year teacher with Green Dot, and at my very first All Green Dot Day I remember feeling so lost and overwhelmed with all I had to do to prepare for my students. Today, I am not only a Physical Sciences teacher, but also a Demo Classroom teacher, an Instructional Leadership teacher, a Professional Development Leader, and a New Mentor teacher. Through these roles I have the privilege of coaching and mentoring teachers from across the Green Dot network.

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After School Program

Middle School After School Programs: the Risk of Cutting Back Expanded Learning

May 5, 2017

At Green Dot Public Schools, we view after school programs as an extension of the academic day. Many of our students are entering our schools significantly behind grade level. While we strategically schedule classes to provide appropriate interventions, our after school programs provide middle school and high school students with a space for additional support…

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Locke music

National Association Recognizes Locke Music Program

May 4, 2017

This April, ninety-two schools across the country were recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for prioritizing music education in their curriculum. Green Dot’s own Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy received the Support Music Merit Award for the second year in a row, acknowledging our commitment to ensure students have access to the widely understood benefit of music education.

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Heroes in Education

Five Green Dot Teachers Honored as Heroes of Education

May 3, 2017

This spring Los Angeles Unified School District District 7 Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic honored educators from over 150 schools in his district at the Heroes in Education Award Ceremony. These educators were honored for their achievements in creating opportunities for student success, and making their schools and communities a better place for the families they serve.

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Best High School

Nine Green Dot High Schools Rank in U.S. News & World Report’s Best

Apr 26, 2017

This week, the U.S. News & World Report issued its Best High Schools 2017 report. The report recognizes each of our nine independent public charter high schools as among the best across in the nation.

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Mark Garcia

In Memoriam: Labor and Education Hero Mike Garcia

Apr 24, 2017

This week we honor the life of labor hero Mike Garcia, a powerful leader of labor movements in the west, and a former member of the Green Dot Public Schools Board of Directors.

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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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