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Healthy Community

5 Capitals Needed for a Healthy Community

Mar 10, 2016

A healthy community must possess five different kinds of capital:
1. Human; 2. Social; 3. Political; 4. Intellectual, and, 5. Financial.
No single form of capital can be dominant; unrestrained by the others, each can create its own types of imbalance, and accompanying problems.

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Destiny Middle School

At Destiny Middle School, Nothing Is Impossible

Mar 7, 2016

Class president, Josh Covarrubius, on what Destiny Middle School means to him and why it’s important for Washington State to keep his school open.

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sxswedu

From South LA to Ivy League: The Official SXSWedu Panel by Green Dot Public Schools

Mar 4, 2016

For Ánimo Pat Brown alumni Alvaro Quintero and Jose Rodriguez, the SXSWedu panel serves as an opportunity to share their story of transition from high school in South LA to the Ivy League.

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Athletics & Academics – A sound mind in a sound body

Mar 1, 2016

These are just the kind of values and determination that students need to help propel them to opportunity and achievement.

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Civil Rights Movement

50 Years since the Civil Rights Movement: What’s changed? What remains the same?

Feb 26, 2016

As we recognize Black History Month at Green Dot Public Schools, we can focus on how the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s transformed public school campuses throughout the South. Even as our nation has advanced toward better opportunities for all citizens, far too many inequities still remain.

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Washington State Charter Schools - Bree Dusseault

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Washington Charter Schools

Feb 23, 2016

Q&A with Executive Director of Green Dot Washington, Bree Dusseault, about Washington Charter Schools.

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#TFA25

How #TFA25 Reconnected Me to the Classroom

Feb 18, 2016

Teachers and leaders from TFA, like Nate Geller, Assistant Principal at Ánimo Phillis Wheatley, believe in the transformational power of rigorous academics and supportive school culture.

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Green Dot Alum Marco Solis

Small Schools, Huge Impact

Feb 11, 2016

For many families, the only option for a public education is an over-enrolled school within their designated district. This was true for the Solis family but they chose Green Dot. “My experience at APB was life-changing,” Solis recalls.

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The Dotties

The Fourth Annual Golden Dot Awards Nominees

Feb 9, 2016

The Golden Dot Awards celebrate educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education. We’re proud to announce the Fourth Annual “Dotties” Awards finalists!

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Teacher Culture

Does Teacher Culture Matter? A View Inside Green Dot’s Approach

Feb 4, 2016

Having the right teachers in our classrooms is among the most important challenges we face. It’s essential to students that we get it right – and we can’t do that without your help.

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Teach America

Life After Teach for America: How Green Dot Public Schools Builds on the “Foundation for Impact”

Jan 28, 2016

We spotlight one Green Dot teacher’s journey from Teach for America to classroom excellence, in anticipation of the TFA 25th Anniversary Summit.

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Supporting Teachers with a Little Help From Our Friends

Jan 21, 2016

Our teachers’ work is very demanding day in and day out. Last month, a team of Green Dot volunteers supported teachers by refreshing work spaces and classrooms.

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Escaping Poverty through Better Education and Community Organizing

Jan 14, 2016

As we remember Martin Luther King this weekend and the legacy he left, we prepare more Green Dot parents to organize together to improve their lives and the conditions in their communities.

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Back to School: More Than Just a Job

Jan 7, 2016

Returning from the holiday break can be rough. School classified employees, like Charles Durham and Marlon Byrd (pictured), help keep our students safe every day. Mr. Daymond Johnson, President of Ánimo Classified Employees Association and School Safety Officer at Ánimo Pat Brown, explains why his responsibility to the students makes going back to school that much easier.

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Green Dot Happy Holidays

#FutureUnwritten: This Season’s Match Up with Oscar De La Hoya

Dec 16, 2015

We are grateful to each of you for being our partners in making the Green Dot difference a reality. #FutureUnwritten

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Best Teacher Gifts

Best Teacher Gifts – as Decided by Teachers

Dec 10, 2015

We asked our teachers: What is the most memorable or best teacher gift you’ve ever received? Here is a little of what they had to say.

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Fairley Accountability

Embracing Accountability for Tennessee’s Public Charter Schools

Dec 3, 2015

Charter schools are part of the public school system and, as such, are held responsible for their students’ performance. Read how Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee is embracing accountability.

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Destiny Charter Middle School

When Times Are Tough, Give Thanks

Nov 26, 2015

In the midst of uncertainty, Destiny Middle School families gathered to celebrate its roots and its appreciation for their learning community. Together they stood united and strong during a time when the community was faced with adversity.

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The Educator Framework that Unleashed My Teacher Jedi

Nov 19, 2015

There’s no doubt that teaching is hard. At Green Dot, we hold our students to the highest standard of excellence and expect no less of our teachers. Read one teacher’s story of how she went from good to great using our educator framework.

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Finding Personal Success at Green Dot Public Schools

Nov 12, 2015

From his first days at Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, Ivan Gaeta noticed things were a bit different. Ivan found himself a student one day and a Green Dot employee the next.

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